I do not know how one raises children without maiming either them or yourself. Does that sound bad? Hell yes it sounds bad. I feel so frustrated with the almost 17 year old boy now. He has a nice girlfriend. But that isn't really the problem. He constantly sneaks out. To do what? I can guess. The girl lives in another town soooooo...anyone knows. I do know there is NOTHING GOOD GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. He has a job but it's part time. The rest of the time he is doing as he pleases. I CANNOT stand a lazy kid much less a lazy boy. I'm ready to hire him out as a servant. He really needs a hard physical job to make him tired at night. Sore in the day. Appreciative of the things he has. I've taken everything away this year at least a million times...except this one last thing. And it's almost ready to be yanked. He's supposed to be going on a science trip to the bahamas. yahhh that's right...bahamas...we've been paying for a year for this trip. BUT I'M ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM TAKING IT AWAY.