Teenager still mildly spanked
None of us do it perfectly. Then, when they're removed from the situation, the lack of attention will be uncomfortable and that discomfort could remind them to behave better in the future. Please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man. In this latter case, take it very seriously and try to discover if there are deeper problems, such as alcohol, drugs, or sexual relations that are being hidden under multiple layers of lies. We welcome outside contributions.
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8 Ways to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking
There is no reason to fund his adventures. It seems awkward to charge your own child for the privilege of living with you. Look the other way, pretend you can't hear him, and don't respond. Sometimes this is the first warning sign that a parent gets that a son is getting involved in pornography or other deviant behaviors. I have heard varying studies on the amount of sleep that kids, and even adults, need to function in the day.
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Enough has occurred already since he has been ignoring your attempts to ground him. Make him responsible for some meals. If he doesn't have a job, insist that he start volunteer work somewhere -- if nothing else, the volunteer work will give him some work experience. I would love to hear any input on how much sleep kids need. For example, I can understand your son admitting that he hid his poor class work because he knew he would lose privileges once you found out. Your boy is going to grow up.
Our pastor believes it is fine to spank, and our teens as a group are far more well behaved and respectful than many I see in the big cities. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep - so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man " Proverbs So, is it okay to spank a misbehaving child, every once in a while? The consistency will eventually wear your son's misbehavior down. Every parent should encourage their children to attend college, but a college degree is not essential to earn a living in this world.