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My15-year-old son sneaks out and leaves the house open with

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My15-year-old son sneaks out and leaves the house open with no regard to the safety of others in the house. We live in a nice neighborhood, but things still can happen.He has done this several times. No drugs or drinking involved, just doesn't think its a big deal to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Without staying up all night to watch him, what can we do? We have grounded him, taken away electronics, etc. but still this happens. How can we make him understand the danger he's putting himself and our family in?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.

The first thing that comes to mind is putting an alarm on the house so that every time an exit door is opened the alarm chirps. Also, set the alarm at night and only you and your husband will know the code to disarm it for a while so that your son can not sneak out of the house at night without the alarm setting off.


Another option would have him to talk to a counselor about peer pressure and making decisions. He needs some sense of direction and a neutral party may be able to offer that.


Please take some type of action before negative consequences occur. You have been very lucky so far.


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