My 15 year old daughter seems to believe that she doesn't have to obey rules. Grounding doesn't seem to work, taking things away doesn't seem to help either. I've been telling her to go to bed because she has school tomorrow and that she WAS going. She's refusing to go to bed to prove a point that she can do what she pleases and I can't do anything to her except what I've already done (grounding, taking computer privalages away, ect).
She had told me earlier today the reason why she wasn't going to school was because she was doing something that she believed in. When asked and what would that be? Her reply was, "I'm doing what I want to do."
So what do parents do when teens are defiant like this because in our state if a teen her age doesn't go to school the parent goes to jail for a year. I've never been to jail before and I don't plan to start.