i have a son who is 18 years old, has habbit of lying and not interested in anything

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Jodi - posted on 03/06/2014

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Well, what DO you do with them? I wouldn't throw kids out of the house here either, but if he is disrespecting your home, then maybe he needs to get out and learn what the real world is like.

Linette - posted on 03/06/2014

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He is not in school, we live in India where we don't throw the kids out of the house after they are 18 years.

Jodi - posted on 03/06/2014

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I think we really need more information. Is he still at school? Is he sitting around home all day doing nothing? Personally, I would be setting out the house rules and if he can't follow them, letting him know it is time to find somewhere else to live.I would also stop doing things for him - he has responsibilities too.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/06/2014

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Your son is 18 years old. Punishments such as taking away electronics will not be effective.

Is he still living at home? If so, he abides by house rules, is a law abiding citizen, and contributes to household expenses. If he cannot, or chooses not to do so, then you are within your rights to put him out. If he's not living at home, then tell him that you're not bailing him out of jail, that you love him, but cannot support his desire to lie, steal and be lazy.

He's an adult.

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2014

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Talk to a therapist about this. If he keeps this up take things away every time he lies such as TV, desert, seeing his friends, etc. If he is not interested in anything then when he asks you to do something say oh no you won't seem interested in it, I won't make you do it or something like that. Don't be to harsh but talk like you mean it because sometimes kids have to learn the hard way. An easy way he to take him new places and try new stuff and then when he lies say oops that's a lie lies will make you get punished big time in school. Hope I helped.

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