Risk-taking by teen boy
I know this is an age-old issue, but after raising two girls, my son's behavior is new to me. He's nearly 16, and generally a great kid. But lately he has an inflated sense of bravado, and sees himself as somewhat invincible. He's already asking to be able to walk around town after dark, once the weather changes, and real school starts again. I'd actually be ok with him DRIVING home in the dark, from school or a friend's house, (no license yet) but in our area, walking just seems risky. He's an athlete, and seems to think his physical strength would protect him if someone were to try and mug him. But the fact remains that he's a kid, and he'd be walking in the dark, alone. Tips about raising teen boys with false bravado? Thanks.