It's such a weird situation that I have some questions. Please don't feel obligated to answer.Got another call from the high school. They pulled DS14's computer use history and he was on it last night until like 1 a.m. and then back on it at 4 a.m. NOTE: He is not allowed to bring his computer home! He hides it someplace between the bus stop and home and then sneaks out at night to retrieve it. Last trimester I picked him up after school to verify his computer was in his locker. 2 days into the new trimester he is doing the same behavior problem and I am back to picking him up after school. I make it as uncomfortable for him as possible.
Hopefully his trip to the principal's office to be confronted with his computer use history will embarrass him into better behavior.
Gaming, well, it's the lying about gamingWhy doesn't he have access to a computer outside of school?
Not yet. He has broken into our neighbor's house several times, including stealing a tablet. Neighbor did not press charges, unfortunately. He has nearly started structures on fire. He will neglect and abuse animals. etc. It's a matter of time until he gets in trouble with the law.Is your son in trouble with the law?
No. He won't have a phone before he is 18 because of his behavior with computers.Does he have a phone?
His teachers complain about him gaming in class, so the principal checked his computer use. Getting <3 hours of sleep isn't conducive to participating in school the next day.Why does the school care how long he is on his computer? Or what time?
No, thank goodness. We've followed through every time he has been in trouble at school and bring concerns to their attention also.Is the school also mad at you?
Almost there. His behavioral diagnosis is Conduct Disorder. He just hasn't been in trouble with the law yet.The whole situation make it seem like your son is a juvenile delinquent. (No judgement here LOL)