Have any of you moms gone through legal problems of any kind with your teens? What were the charges and What were the consequencences both yours and the courts? My 13 y/o son was at a friends house for the night and they decided to go out at 1am and got busted for curfew violation. Curfew is 10pm. We went to court and he has to attend life skills classes and do 12 hours of community service. No fines. My punishment was to ground him from going to friends houses, increase household chores and I have to know where he is and who he is with at all times. He is only allowed to be with friends for a few hours during the day. I took his cell phone and music away. So far its working.
He's a good kid who made a mistake and got caught. I don't want this to become a pattern or be the beginning of his criminal behaviors and escalate to worse offenses. This is why I chose punishments that would have an impact on him and inconvenience him making life difficult and unpleasant. Eventually he will get his phone and music back but the other punishments will remain indefinitely. II've become much stricter since this incident.
Tell us your stories about brushes with the law and how you handled them.
on Nov. 9, 2013 at 12:53 PM