What is the name of your state? Ohio
My question deals with a child that is no longer under a parents control. My son is almost 17, hes been in and out of trouble legally, he steals from us, he calls us names, and treats us all like crap. I no longer have any control of him and he USES us to eat, sleep and take care of his needs, but completely operates on his own. We want him out. Sounds awful, but he is not going to ruin his brothers or us. The legal system punishes us more than him. He commits a crime, they call us to pick him up (under threat of being charged with some crime) and then fine us. He knows we cant not let him come home. He eats, sleeps, showers, does laundry... then tells us to **** off when he is told to stay home. Is there a way to force him to live up to his OWN mistakes. If we could, we would change the locks and let him sleep in his own bed. Help!!