Taking the cars keys away was a sign to your son that you are in control. However, his statement of leaving may be just a threat. Where would he actually go? If in fact he did leave, he would realize that life was much better at home and would eventually return sooner than you would think. In the meantime, sit down and have a face to face /eye to eye conversation with him. Express to him that you are going to be completely honest about your feelings and that he needs to do the same. Maybe there are underlying conditions that are causing him to behave the way he is behaving. If he will not open up to you and his behavior worsens due to the negative influences of his friends, then I would suggest that you may want to seek counseling for yourself to receive coping and intervention strategies in dealing with a teen age son. Also, the counselor may suggest that your son pay them a visit as well. If this is an on going problem, then you will need on going assistance to help you learn some effective and necessary skills.
If this has helped, please ACCEPT. Have a great day!!!
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