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My 19 Year Old Son

I have a 19 year old son that I will not let move back in with me because he is very mouthy to the point of cursing at my husband and myself. He has also quit the 4 jobs in the past two years within months of getting these jobs.

All he seems to want to do is get high on majuana or get drunk. His grandmother had taken him this past Monday and the very next day he was supposed to job hunt. Instead, he got drunk and stole some of her change. She told him he had to leave and, honestly, I do not blame her. I also had warned her about my son before she had taken him in. He left my house on his own because he did not want to follow the rules that were:  1. Get a job 2. Save money to get out on his own since he had dropped out of high school.

My question is,  am I doing the right thing by not letting him back into my home until he can prove that he is going to be resposible? He is now on the streets and it is getting cold.

Thank you for your advice.

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