My sister's son is 16. He can’t read; he is failing in school. The teachers say he can't understand.
He doesn’t know how to talk to people properly, if at all. He still cries when his parents don't give him what he wants, or if they get mad at him for something wrong he did.
He doesn't have any friends; all he does is watch cartoons and play child-like games. His overall behaviour is as if he was 8 - 10.
It's not that he has a mental issue or his brain is not growing or anything. I think that he spent too much time sitting alone watching TV and playing games which caused him to be the way he is and not develop himself and grow up.
What can I do to help him get out of this situation and grow up to fit his age?
I tried giving him some interests and tasks to do to change routine to be more aware. For example, I got him excited about Hacking and talked him through a couple of things and told him how to learn more, but he forgot all about it in a week and got back to the way he was.
I have no clue into how to do this. His mother is always getting mad at him and his father always treats him like a child. I feel like I'm the only one who cares about his situation and I have no clue how to help him.