Joy - posted on 04/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I caught my 13 year old son sexting. I am so disappointed in his behavior it hurts. I stripped him of his electronics but I really need him to understand the consequences of his actions & so how will he ever regain my trust? & how long do I keep his electronics?


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Medic - posted on 04/29/2012




You will HAVE to LET him regain your trust. Keep them however long you think it will take to make him realize that your not joking and this behavior IS NOT ok. Some kids one day would make them think some might take longer and still some a month. You know your son, go with however long you think doubled. The last half of the grounding let him start to rebuild trust by letting him have a piece of electronics for a few min at a time. When time is up take it back and make him stay in an open area.

Catalina - posted on 04/29/2012




I think you have to first look at why you are so hurt/angry.

If it's because you don't want him having sex then you need to talk about that!

I would explain to him that he isn't old enough for this kind of thing and it can be dangerous,

explain that if he wants to act enough to be having sex then he needs to be old enough to pay for his own phone!

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