Help - I have a lovely 16 year old boy who is out and about quite a lot, well most of the time. He has a lovely social life and I am used to being the taxi driver. He is starting to want to make his own way home about 10pm/11pm, for example, tonight he may be going to a party and happy to get the bus home. He is a lovely boy but a bit dippy and forgetful. Do I let him make his own way home for his independence or should I continue to be the taxi driver which I don't mind doing?
I think that if he is usually fairly sensible, you let him try and see... mine all started being a lot more independent at 16 and as long as they didn't mess up I trusted them! We always have a text system so they text/ring when they are leaving and getting on the bus so I have an idea of arrival times!
Thanks All. My son got the bus home last night and arrived home just after 10pm yay! We live in a nice area so don't have any worries there really - its just me really being a bit over protective. He does have a phone but not very good at letting me know what he's doing!