Jennifer - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
my 13 year old boy is having trouble behaving. he was having problems in school not handing in assigments and doing his daily work. he's very smart so much in fact that he doesn't even need to study for his tests. he just doesn't like to complete his work or follow directions given by his teachers. for his punishment i took away all of his video game systems and even his tv! i know this sounds kind of drastic but i had to deal with him going to summer school last year and other kinds of problems with him. he's very capable of doing school work, i think he's just being lazy.
on a different subject with his behavor, he was caught throwing roof shingles off of the roof and hitting our neihbor's car! when i asked him about this, he replied with a "i'm sorry" but with no emotion in his voice. this is how he responds to everything! i'm really worried about him and i am running out of options for dissaplinary actions! this is only a small amount of things he's been doing lately.
his father has passed away 5 years ago along with his grandfather around the same time. he has been seeing a professional therypist for this. but i honestly think his father dying is not what this behavior is comming from.
anyone else having this kind of problem from there teen? and if so, what should i do? thank you for listening! :)