Sharon - posted on 03/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a rebellious 16 year old. He is in therapy for alcohol abuse. He sees his counselor every two weeks. Recently (last Sat. ) we found he's been drinking. He tells us it is our fault because we don't trust him. My husband will not help me with him. He has given up, but will get in on any fight and let the child know how rotten he is. How do I punish him? He's currently grounded and he told me that I am punishing his girlfriend by not allowing him to go out and she's upset. He further let me know that he doesn't care about consequences and this punishment is just making him have disrespect for me and he told me he is not liking me as a result of this. What am I to do? He is so incredibly rude and mean. I love this child with my whole heart, but it is so difficult. He sits in his room alone and will not interact with me. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.