I need help with deciding whether or not to allow my 17 year old son to go out this Saturday night, as he has too much work to get done. He is truly a wonderful teenager and up to now we have had an incredible relationship. He is in the process of college applications and has very high expectations yet, he is behind on the work he needs to do before the due date. His schedule is very intense with a variety of activities and a very challenging school schedule. So, he insists that he needs a mental break in order to be efficient the rest of the time he is working. Do I allow him to go out to an event he has planned for months, and let him reap the consequences of not having his work done? Or do I turn this into a lesson of no work no play. Please help, I don’t want to shut him down and I do understand one needs to clear ones mind. Yet I fear this will be his MO for even more crucial things in his life.
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