We have been struggling with our 14/15 year old for the last year. Her use of a cell phone, computer, and out of the house adventures have been greatly curtailed. Now what? She steals our cell phone, often getting up at 2:30 in the morning to text a boyfriend we have never met. Tonight, after having a daytime allergy attack was refusing to go to driver's ed which is located a stone's throw from our house. I know playing the control game with her isn't working but neither are the strict curfew and supervised outings. As soon as I try to go to a ball game with my husband, she is trying to break the put in stone rules for the night. Her behavior is affecting every one else. She has gone from a straight A student in 8th grade to a 2.0 in her freshman year in high school. She is not drinking or doing drugs but we are aware that someone with her cumpulsive stealing and lying habits is an accident waiting to happen.She had a good old fashioned temper tantrum this evening and we are worried.
My Out-of-Control Teen