How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Rossi Your Own Question
Dr. Rossi
Dr. Rossi, Licensed Psychotherapist
Category: Parenting
Satisfied Customers: 4627
Experience:  Certified Hypnotherapist, Parenting Book Author, 13+ years of experience.
Type Your Parenting Question Here...
Dr. Rossi is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What should I do with my 16 year old son who lies and diso

Resolved Question:

What should I do with my 16 year old son who lies and disobeys?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Dr. Rossi replied 7 years ago.

Good Morning,


Even a 16 yol who lives in your home and relies on you can be consequented for inappropriate behavior. If he has a cell phone, car, anything that is an extra that you provide for, can be taken away temporarily until the behaviors change. Also, it would be helpful if both parents discipline him. This behavior may not be new and it will only continue if not corrected.

Depending on the severity of the disobedience/unruliness, you may advise your son that you could contact the department of Juvenile Justice for assistance.
Dr. Rossi and other Parenting Specialists are ready to help you