What would be an appropriate consequence and disciplinary action for me to implement for the following behavior. I really do want to guide this young man to making good choices.
My 16 year old grandson has been living with me since Sept 2007. Prior to his moving in with me, he has a 4 yr history of running away, drugs, stealing. He did have some behavior issues prior to 2003, but his behavior became out of control when the family broke down and he and his brother were taken by CAS (CPS), He has been in various foster homes and treatment facilities.
He has seemed to be been doing well in school and other areas, but I have noticed an attitude change in the last few weeks.
I am certain that he is using drugs (can smell it and have found smoking paraphernalia). Also, I just discovered some credit cards that belong to a family member in his dresser.
The family member had him over to their house to earn some $ for chores etc. They tell me there is some money missing as well (+- $80.00)
I intend to follow the instructions in the Out of Control Teen workshop for confronting him, return stolen property etc.
Sure do hope someone can help me out with this.