Hi I'm new here having just come from the 8-9 board. My ds turned 10 last month. He's in 4th grade.
Has anyone here ever had a child threaten to run away from home? My son threatened for the first time today, because he is tired of homework, and I had been on him today about being disrespectful. Nothing earth shattering (except maybe to him).
Our eldest son never tried that one, but I've heard it's normal for kids to entertain the idea at some point. My son has a plan to go over to a friend's house who lives about two miles from here in the same neighborhood. I'm sure the friend has no idea, and his mom would call me straight away.
I found out because he confided in my neighbor and she told me when the coast was clear a few minutes later. Bless her heart. Of course I'm worried, but if he plans to go to his friend's house I'm not as worried as if he wanted to cross the local highway or something. By the way he did not tell me and maybe I should have a casual conversation about it with him. But still I'm concerned and not sure how to handle it. My gut says follow him like the mother in the Runnaway Bunny book, but I'd like to hear any experiences you have had.