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I have just done something I should have done about a year ago. I have finally kicked my 17 year old son out of the family home. I have had enough of his house & car wrecking, of having to replace or repair items. And the cause of this behaviour - 2 years of smoking CANNABIS.
He does not work or go to college. He has no ambition and thinks the world owes him a living. He refuses to believe that he is ever wrong about anything, and that all the problems he has are of my making. His favourite excuse is that I was never at home for him (I have worked full time since he was 9 months old and have brought him up on my own since he was 2 years old).
If this can help just one other parent, then this will not be in vain. Please don't make the same mistakes I have made. If your child's behaviour changes suddenly, don't just put it down to being a teenager - there could be another cause. If your child sells their belongings, 'because I don't use/need it any more' when you know they still utilise the item, please think 'Why are they doing this?'
My son was a happy 15 year old, looking forward to the rest of his life, wanting to become a fighter pilot or mechanic. He is now an unhappy 17 year old with no belongings apart from his clothes, a criminal record and, at present, no future that I can see.
I have thrown him out after he damaged my car because I wouldn't give him money the second he wanted it, as I have stupidly done in the past. I can now (belatedly) see that I should have stopped funding him months ago and forced him to stand on his own two feet. I just hope it is not too late.
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