Actions with Consquences

So for the second weekend in a row I am having to completely change my plans because of one of my children. My son decided it would be a good idea to sneak out of the second story bathroom window last night. He went to a friend’s house and I got woken up a little over an hour later when her mom escorted him home. I have taken away all of his electronics and he is grounded indefinitely. I’ll be honest though, I feel like there is something he’s not telling me. My son has a tendency to keep things to himself but I feel like this isn’t his secret. I really wish he would just talk to me. Ultimately I am not going to change his punishment but I feel like he needs to be honest about the situation for us to move past it. As a single mom it is difficult having to deal with all the teenage boy stuff on my own. I’ll be honest, my son doesn’t have a very good relationship with his dad and they never talk about things. I have tried to have open and honest conversations with my son about sex and how consequences can impact your whole life. He’s such a smart kid that it bothers me that he would do something so stupid. I think the worst part of the whole thing is that I don’t trust him anymore. It has been the three of us for so long and I didn’t worry a whole lot because the three of us have always been close. I’m starting to feel like that’s not really the case these days. I just don’t understand why he would risk his own safety and the chance of getting in trouble to go to this girl’s house.

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