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My 15 yr old son has never had his father around and so I make and enforce all the rules. I'm 33 with two other children and newly married. The new step-father isn't respected for good reasons and I don't blame my kids for that. So...I just woke up, it's 5:30 am, my 15 yr old is up on his computer still, this has been EVERY night for months, and I'm exhausted. I have taken it away and then he "earns it" right back that same day or the following. My dad says he knows how to emotionally manipulate me. I agree but just can't put a finger on when it's happening. I just went in his room and said, "I'm f-ing sick of this. It's 5:30 and you just keep breaking my rules." I raised my hand above my head with a gesture of being filled up and said, "I've had it. I'm not going to bother taking it tonight, I'm tired and going back to bed but tomorrow....you just lost it for a looong time. Maybe a month, I don't know. " I walked out and grabbed my phone and googled. I found you all on the first try.
I'm very overwhelmed with my own mushiness and lack of backbone. I can be very tough and he follows all other rules but three, and this being the worst.
I've been afraid he'll take off and be out after dark, make unhealthy relationships, expiriment etc.
any thoughts moms? Please?