Troubling Behavior

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Troubling Behavior
Mon, 04-14-2003 - 3:56pm
My 14 year old son has started a new habit. Two weeks in a row now I have gone to get dressed in the morning and found a significant amount of my underwear missing only to find it returned when I get home from work. I realize he's at an age where he's exploring various feelings however I'd like to apporach him about the subject without making him feel uncomfortable. I also wonder if, when 15 of my 20 pairs of panties go missing, he is not wanting me to "discover" his activity. I also have a 16 year old daughter and I know if he turns his attentions to her wardrobe (no saying he already has not), she will not be so diplomatic should she discover.

Any suggestions?


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-14-2003
Tue, 04-15-2003 - 4:17pm
Perhaps he needs an adult male that he looks up to, talk to him.

Otherwise, you can mention that you have noticed underwear disappearing and reappearing and ask if he knows anything about it. Worse comes to worse, buy him a package of panties for his own recreational use and tell him to stay out of your drawer and his sister's.

Not a problem here, my son comes unglued if a pair of his dad's stray briefs accidently get mixed up in his. Heaven help us, if his sister's or mine got lost in his clean laundry pile, LOL!