I've been having a heck of a time with my 15 y/o son. He has been sneaking out, drinking, and smoking pot. I had to tackle him before he jumped out of a second story window a couple of weeks ago. Bit by bit I took everything from him. Cell phone, grounded to his room, no internet, no tv, no radio, it even got to the point where I took all of his cool clothes and replaced them with kakis and dress shirts and one pair of dorky sweats. I kept all his shoes in the trunk of my car and only gave him one pair when we went somewhere.
Last week he came back from his dad's and I was expecting more bad behavior. He is usually much worse when he comes back from there. Heck, I even psyched myself up for it (Telling myself I can handle my son, I will be strong, I will be patient...)
He comes back a little sad, tells me that he isn't going to fight with me anymore because it stresses him and his little brother out.
Uh...Ok...that's awesome, honey.
It is now week two. And he is perfect. I asked him to take care of a few things last night and they were immediately done. No argument, no questions. After being grounded for quite literally half of his summer break, he just did a complete 180. Now I am really grateful, really...but should I be worried?