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Out of control teenager

StepMonster needing advice's picture

14yo SS is out of control, lying, cheating, stealing, drinking, smoking & doing drugs! We have tried everything from therapy, counseling, grounding, rewarding if good....etc! Someone Help! :jawdrop:

Rags's picture

I do not see any reference to "Ass whoopin" in the list of things you have tried.

Time for one of those offshore institutions that give the kid a choice of complete compliance or abject misery.

BethAnne's picture

You could try holding him accountable legally. If he hasn't already been in trouble with the law maybe that will show him that his ways have to change and scare him into sorting himself out? If he steals, call the cops, if you find drugs call the cops, if he is drinking call the cops etc.