Recently my 13 year old didnt come home at the time I asked. He went to a friends house and asked if he stay until 9pm. I have him call and check in every two hours just to see how he 's doing. All day he did fine until the last check in; I didnt hear from him, but my DH said its okay leave him alone he'll be home soon. 9 rolled along and nothing. Again my DH said leave him alone he'll be here. By 9:30pm he still wasnt home and he wasnt answering my phone. I couldnt care less anymore what my DH had to say I called his friends phone and got my son on, and he said he lost track of time and had the nerve to ask to stay over. I ended up picking him up and grounding him for 3 weeks. Of course, my son is mad and my DH said that I was too strict and I should give him another chance. What do you think?Answer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 1:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by dmelyoung at 1:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
I would have also grounded. It sounds like he knows that your husband is much more lenient and so he can get away with more. If he knows the rules he can follow them. I lost track of time is okay for 15 minutes or so, but over an hour is not acceptable. Also, why did you have to call the friend when he had a cell with him? I would have grounded for the fact that not only is he late, he's not answering the phone he has with him.
Answer by scout_mom at 1:19 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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Answer by luckysevenwow at 1:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
You were correct.
3 weeks is a long time but if this is his m.o. then I can see why you chose a long period of time.
Answer by sahlady at 1:42 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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