Ugh!!! 16 y/o son driving me to breaking point!!! Need advice, please!
Hello, I will get right to the story on this. My 16 y/o (my oldest) has decided school is a joke, and doesn't seem to be putting any effort into anything but girls! He is from my first marriage, and he has already pulled the I'm gonna go live with dad, and he did it for about a year. Then decided to come back, cause of the rules at dads.
Everything started out great and his grades had come up and everything was fine. Now...not so much. We ( my husband and I) got him a truck to go back and fourth to school and hopefully a job. Currently his grades have dropped and he only cares about going, going, going, wether it be to basketball games or friends house or to see a girl he is interested in. My gut is telling me I've gave him to much to fast, and now he expects it. This morning he told me he had a essay and spanish homework that is due tomorrow, he says he just found out yesterday at school, well if I would of known that he would not of gone to a friends house last night. He was home by 9 but ate and went to bed. I told him this morning, that if he knew he had schoolwork he should of stayed home and done it. Now come to find out he is making D's in his classes. :/ I want to just grab him and shake some common scense into him. He got so angry this morning when I told him he would be coming straight home and working on his school work. I also told him I was thinking about taking his keys till he improved his grades. I guess my thing is I'm afraid he will threaten to move back with his dad...and that broke my heart the first time. But I know I can't let him get his way just because of that. Any advice will be great!!!