My 14-year-old son was recently suspended from school for 10 days. This is the first time he's ever been suspended and quite frankly I'm extremely disappointed and upset with what he did. He's an A/B student and has a lot of potential, but he still makes poor choices.
I'm a pretty strict single mom, but still have to work.
So far, I've made him clean up (and I mean really clean) the house...room to room, from top to bottom.
That comes after the early morning 30 minute run he has to complete in our neighborhood.
I've also taken his PS2, games and all the other fun stuff away. BTW, it's going on Ebay. That's how bad this thing is in my book.
I've also been taking him to a shelter so that he can see that he really does have it good and should be thankful because it could always be worse.
Now, here's where I need the help...I've now learned that he's been sneaking outside, playing basketball while I'm at work.
He doesn't know that I know this, but I found out through a reliable source.
I'm even more disappointed now, because I really don't think that he understands how serious this thing is.
Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.