My son had a problem this summer when he went to visit his grandparents. He text some BAD stuff to someone, we found out, gave him a chance to come clean and stay with his grandparents and let them punish him. He chose not to tell the truth and therefore had to come hom early. His grandparents insist that he did not do the texting even though it is on his cell phone and he talked to the person he was texting and told them who he was. We grounded him for a period of time (grandparents thought we were too harsh)and the day we were getting ready to unground him we found out he snuck out of the house and got into a fight at school. A boy came over and said our son came over to his house looking for him and that is how we found out son snuck out. So we had to punish son for both. Son got mad and called his grandparents told them a bunch of stuff some true some not in hopes that his grandparetns will let him move to Fl. with them. Needless to say everyone got mad at each other and for dumb stuff and I thought grandparent and I were fine. Well, social worker got involved and thinks that we as a family (me, husband and son) need counsoling. I agree. She also said that maybe grandparents need to back off for a while and let us get things worked out with son. She also said that both sets of grandparents and my husband and me need to be on same page when it comes to punishment. I told my mother this that we need time to get things worked out(son,me and husband) and that when we punish son you may not like our punishment, but we need to have them abide by it and not undermind us. I did not say I would not talk to her or anything like that, but she took it wrong and told me good bye and good luck. Was I wrong? We need to get things worked out before my son gets worse. I thought once you got married your husband and children came first.
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