My teenage son doesn’t listen to me and then he tries to bribe me with presents to deserve his trust again. How should I explain to him that it’s the wrong thing to do?
Hi everyone! My son is 14 and I am trying to have some kind of friendly relationship with him, but sometimes he seems to forget that I am his mother and he is a child still. I am trying to be a very understanding mother, never screaming at him or overreacting if he did something wrong, but it doesn’t work always. There’s been a few times where I didn’t let him to do something, for example – going to the concert for 18+ but he did it anyway without feeling any guilt. He left a note for me, asking not to worry and he wrote a time when he would be back. Eventually he came back in time but I still need to explain to him that what he did was wrong. What could you recommend me to do in this situation? It’s very important for me to keep our friendly relationships with him, but to teach him a lesson.