Hillm1

All of a sudden things seem to be snow balling with my 17yr old son. First he was sneaking out of the house, we took his house keys off him. so he looked on YouTube how to open a locked windows. He Has also Stolen my car taking it for a joyride in the middle of the night. He has since admitted to taking drugs- all types. We thought we/he had dealt with that and today he had a mini scales through the post as he considered being a local drug runner for extra cash. He has an apprenticeship so does get payed on a weekly basis. At the moment we feel we don't know what's coming next. We've tried punishment l, we've tried talking and nothing is getting through. 

 

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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a troubling and difficult situation. It sounds like you've tried a lot and it's great that you've kept trying. It's seems that he's quite honest with you despite being deceitful and doing the things he's doing, if you have a good relationship with him where you can talk to each other frankly, have you asked him about his behaviour and why he's been acting this way? If this behaviour continues then it might be time to consider having him live somewhere else, he's seventeen and he's only going to get older. For the drug issues, you can contact FRANK on 0300 1236600. You may find it helpful to read our articles on teenage behaviour. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or contact us through our live chat service which is open, Monday to Friday between 1.30pm and 5.30pm or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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