Question by  Daniel11 (18)

What are the best types of discipline for preteens?

My preteen is out of control, I am out of ideas and things to do to control him.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Remove the door from his bedroom as well as everything from it but his personal effects, bed, clothes etc. He has to then spend every waking hour he is not in school with you. When his behavior improves he can gain back his other things and abilities to hang out with his friends.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If he's really out of control send him to a Boot Camp, which at this point if you're out of ideas that sounds like the best option for you. Otherwise you can take away things from him when he acts that way. Take away things like Video Games and going to friends houses.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

I would take away everything that is important to them. Computers, phone, car, whatever it may be take it away and do not give it back until you feel it is time to return it. You have to hit them where it hurts or you will never get through to them.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

You are going to have to try something different from what you are doing because that's not working. Becoming suddenly extremely strict is not going to work for both of you. Marvin Marshall has a "Raising Responsibility" system that may be helpful to you and your son.


Answer by  yesiam (42)

At that age, a spanking still works. Also, if they are social, cut them off from that; ground them, don't let them use the computer, etc.

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