my 15 year old stealing from family

Shelly - posted on 01/29/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 15 year old constantly runs away and has stolen expensive items from family members. Police say can't file burglary charges on him since he resides in the same house. He is suspended from school for smelling like weed and he admitted to the principal that he had just smoked. His grades are bad as he skips classes every day, he is repeating 9th grade and looks like he will be in 9th again next year. He is adhd/odd and will not take his medication. His doctor says he can't do anything and every where else I try I am not getting anywhere with help for him. He is currently in jail for running away again and they want me to come n pick him, which cost me money everytime to get him out only for him to run away again soon as we get to the house. What can I do? He needs help


Dove - posted on 01/29/2016




If you don't legally HAVE to pick him up... I wouldn't. If you've gotten him out before then it is time for him to stay and realize that his consequences have actions. Talk to a lawyer and find out what your options for him are here. Maybe the lawyer can convince the judge to put him in a group home of some sort while you all receive family counseling.

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