OT - Am I over reacting?
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|Sat, 06-07-2003 - 7:45pm|
He left today to go to his friend's house. At 6:30 he was not home - he is supposed to be home at 5. That's our standing rule.
So I called the friend's house. No one there knew where either child was (or seemed to care, but I digress). At 7, he called. When I asked where he'd been, he said he'd been walking around. It's pouring out! and has been all day!
When he got home, his father and I sent him to bed with no dinner. He is not to get up except to go to the bathroom until tomorrow am.
I don't believe for a minute that he's been walking around all day. Most likely he went up to the 711 (where he's not supposed to go due to busy streets) or across the main road to another friends (again he's not supposed to go there due to the busy street.)
He's been lying to us alot lately. Just last weekend I found a playboy in his room, and he denied it was his. Found out later that it was and that he'd shown it to the boy I babysit (also 12). That's how we knew it was his - the other kid told his dad.
Anyway, am I overreacting by sending him to bed for not being where he was supposed to be and for coming home so late? Should I be allowing my 12 year old to roam the neighborhood on a Saturday?