Anybody have sugestions for a 14 year old who comes home late?

Vicki - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have a 14 yr old son who constantly breaks his curfew. I have tried talking with him about it but I get no where. He says he is sorry but still is late. I have tried grounding him but he just takes off out the door when my back is turned. Im getting really frustrated because i feel like our house rules are not being respected. I do expect him to break them from time to time but im not quite sure what to do when its on a consistant basis. Anybody have some ideas what to do for punishment? Thank you :)


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Sherri - posted on 09/12/2012




I guess I don't understand how a 14yr old has enough freedom to break curfew. Where I live my 15 & 13yr old have to be driven anywhere they go. They are also never without adult supervision. So if they want to go to a friends house either I drive them or their friends mom picks them up they then don't come home till I pick them up or said mom drives them home. They also are no where, where an adult isn't so they have no possible way to not be home when they are supposed to be.

If my son tried walking out of the house I would sit in the front of the door all night if I had too. It wouldn't be an option. You need to be the boss not your son and put your foot down. He needs to respect you plain and simple. Let him know if he walks out the door again you will call the police and if he does it anyways you follow through with it. That is the key no matter what you say you have to follow through. If you don't you will never can't a handle on his behavior.

There is a solution to every problem or scenario you just have to be more clever than your son and figure them out.

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