My 15 year old boy who is out of control!

Lori - posted on 11/28/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 15 year old who is in all kinds of trouble. He has been smoking pot, drinking, taking narcotics, skipping class, attitude at home and I don't know what else to do? I have had to take him in for medical care after doing all those things at once and found he tested positive for THC. I do random drug screens now to make sure he is on the up and up. He is now skipping classes and his anger level is increasing. Does anyone have any ideas?

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America3437 - posted on 11/28/2012

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Stand your ground! You are mom and until he turns 18 he will go by your rules like it or not! I was having trouble with my 15yr old and come to find out he was being bullied at school and once he told me and I contacted the school and had this prtoblem solved then he returned to my living child. Not saying this is the case in your home just saying there could be something bothering him and this is his way of dealing with it. I say lock the doors and take the phones and computers away and walk him to class personally to see that he attends every class. At least when it's all over you did all you could to keep him safe and in school.

Lakota - posted on 11/28/2012

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Is he smoking pot, drinking, and taking narcotics at home? I'm going to assume that he's not. So, he needs to lose the privilege of going outside of your home for any reason, unless it's for school. He's skipping school? Go to school with him and sit in the class next to him until he's responsible to go by himself. If he wants to be disrespectful and be irresponsible, then he needs to be shown no respect or be given any responsibility. He has an attitude at home? Take away all privileges - TV, computer, video games, phone, etc. Those are all priviliges, not rights. Make sure he knows that. If he doesn't want to go by any of those rules, then tell him the next time he skips school, or if he plans on running away because you won't let him out, that you will call the police. He may test you. If he does, follow through with calling them. Better to have a pissed of son suffering for the choices he made now, than visiting him in prison later.

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