How can you embarass a teenager who is sneaking out at night?
October 10, 2008 11:23 AM Subscribe
How can you embarass a teenager who is sneaking out at night? A friend of mine (how cliche) has a daughter who is indulging in some early teen hijinks by sneaking out and basically getting into trouble. None of her actions are illegal or really THAT bad, but still the parents can't condone it. They've tried everything, taking her phone away, grounding her, taking her television, internet, away...nothing. It seems she feeds on that kind of resistance. So he's ready to try a new tactic.
posted by jeff_w_welch to human relations (52 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I suggested that the root of her disobedience is the feeling of being cool while "breakin the law" and that by somehow making it not so cool, she'd loose interest in it. So a harmless prank that will both alert him to the fact that she is sneaking out and also embarass the hell out of her could do the trick...along with some more traditional parenting tactics. So, any ideas?