Faithr Posted June 8, 2009 Share Posted June 8, 2009 Okay, here's the situation. Oldest dd is going off to college in the fall. My almost 17yo son has been sharing his bedroom with my almost 8 yo dd since she moved out of our bed at about 18 months. It is time they each get their own room. So my almost 8 yo dd is moving into 18 yo dd's room. My 17 yo wants to move downstairs to the guestroom in the basement. He has made this his room practically anyway, because that is where he practices his electric guitar, mandolin, etc. So it is de facto already his room, except he doesn't sleep there. So we are planning to move almost 8 yo into another room and 17 yo into another room and make the now empty bedroom the guestroom. My two other boys (14 and 10) like sharing a room so they don't want to move in there. We like having a guest bedroom because sometimes granddad or uncle Steve come and stay the night or we have other visitors etc. The guestroom gets used more than several times a year. This will be 18 dd's rooms when she comes home on break and during the summers. The problem with the 17 yo being down in the basement at night is that he will not go to bed! He is a typical teen age boy who wants to stay up until 2 a.m. and then sleep until noon. My plan is to decrease access to distracting things that might keep him awake. I want to be able to lock up the videogame/tv and the computer down there. I also plan to take his guitar away from him at 11:00 p.m. He can have his record player and iphone. He doesn't really use his cellphone the way my oldest dd does. He doesn't text much at all or anything. If that changes we'll deal with it. Sorry this is long!!!! So how can I lock the videogames/tv/computer? There must be a way to do this, right? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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