10 year old run away

Niurka - posted on 01/26/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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hi my son is 10 year old and he decided to run away because he got mad after i told him he needed to clean his room and wash all the clothes i found hiding under his bed. the same clothes i just washed and told him to put away. help.......... what should i do so this would never happens again?

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Michelle - posted on 01/26/2013

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Set up some household rules. Write them on a sheet of cardboard and put it up in a common area. Make sure he understands what you expect him to do each day and if the daily chores aren't done then there are consequences like no TV or game time. You also need to stick to the consequences though.

YOU are the parent and a 10yo shouldn't be running the house!!!

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Niurka - posted on 01/26/2013

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I talked to him and made him write in his own words everything that happened. I made him put away all his clothes that I have to rewash. I told him he would have to earn my trust again and he would have to earn all the electronics back. I told him in the meantime he would only be allowed to read and study his assignments. I decided to keep him from all the extra activities in the meantime. I am not sure how long should I wait for him to earn some rewards...

Michelle - posted on 01/26/2013

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Then you need to open up the communication between to 2 of you. Something must be going on with him all of a sudden change.

Niurka - posted on 01/26/2013

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Thank you. I will try that.
He never has been like this before.
He is usually the easy going kid that likes to follow the rules. a little bit disorganized, but nothing this crazy.

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