We keep our booze in a locked cupboard in the dining room . There is tinned food in there too. Tonight we fancied a tin of rice pudding so DS,14, went to look. He was a while so I went to see what he was doing -- he had drank from the Southern Comfort bottle!!!
We don't make alcohol the forbidden fruit, if he'd asked for a taste he would have been allowed. He is allowed the odd drink on special occasions etc.
He asked a couple of days ago if he could sleep over at a friend's house-a female friend who I haven't met and know nothing about. I haven't agreed/not agreed to this yet but he is really hoping I will let him go.
The big question is do I let him go or do I say NO because he deviously drank the SC???
Cory, "Deal with the teen you have, not the teen some other parent has" is a gem! It's gone straight to 2nd place on my list of good advice for surviving the teenage years, after Maryz's "Detach, detach, detach"!