Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PURPLEDIVA77's Photo PURPLEDIVA77 Posts: 575
11/20/10 7:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We went with the usual consequences until Jan. 1st--restrictions from some of the favorite things---and I am looking into getting a mentor assigned to him from a mentoring agency.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. ~Lynn Hall


 Pounds lost: 16.8 
 
0
4.95
9.90000000000001
14.85
19.8
OZBOZ48's Photo OZBOZ48 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (239)
Posts: 169
11/20/10 1:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Okay, the first job would be to help him figure out why he made the decision. At least that's what I would do.

Leslie

PURPLEDIVA77's Photo PURPLEDIVA77 Posts: 575
11/20/10 12:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
He is not depressed nor does he have compulsive behaviors/disorders. He's smart, keeps his grades up, & is usually a good kid. He says that he doesn't know why he did it and that other children were not a part of the decision.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. ~Lynn Hall


 Pounds lost: 16.8 
 
0
4.95
9.90000000000001
14.85
19.8
OZBOZ48's Photo OZBOZ48 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (239)
Posts: 169
11/20/10 12:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It would really dpend on the causes of his decision making. Often, bad decisions are the result of stress and/or depression in teens. If that were the case, getting the stress alleviated or the depression treated would be the appropriate options.

Leslie

PURPLEDIVA77's Photo PURPLEDIVA77 Posts: 575
11/20/10 11:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
13 year old son made a ridiculous choice and it took him 2 weeks to come clean--glad he came clean.

I won't get into specifics but I was just wondering what you think good consequences would be?

Nothing abusive please.

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. ~Lynn Hall


 Pounds lost: 16.8 
 
0
4.95
9.90000000000001
14.85
19.8
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Parents of pre-teens and teens (ages 12 to 17) General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Looking for some leaders to take over the team 8/7/2013 7:36:57 PM
Getting a 14yo boy off to school on time 1/9/2014 8:37:14 AM
Daughter needs 7/15/2014 12:05:10 AM
Son lacking friends? 5/2/2013 3:18:38 PM
My freshman is having problems. 4/8/2014 6:26:07 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x22491x38034601

Review our Community Guidelines