Hi Hayley ~
Along with daystars suggestion of keeping kids buzy, I'd say you need to search until you find something that DOES mean something to your son. Finding that key is crucial to your (& ultimeatly HIS) sucsess as a parent. Does he have use of: computer, GameBoy, x-box or some other favorite, PRIZED item??? take IT away & make him earn it back with a week (whatever u think is appropriate)
of no bad reports.
Possesions or using whatever electronic gizmo are PRIVILEDGES, not absolute rights (come from the old school)
and they should be treated as such. The only thing you have to provide for kids is a bed & blanket of their own, food & clothing & a light bulb. But those things don't HAVE to be the $80 sneekers you bought a month ago. Cheap ones assist someone in walking JUST as WELL , , , can you tell I have a friend who runs a parenting class?
When my step-dau was absolutely HORRID to me, then refused to communicate more, I striped her room of EVERYTHING that I or my family given her. She didn't deserve the fruits of MY LABOR. Eventually step-dau came around when she knew I MEANT business.
peace to you,