... Recently I have discovered (after noticing he is very tired in the morning) that he has been waking up and watching t.v. shows I wouldn't approved of in the middle of the night. He has been caught and had qonsequences from losing electronic for a day, for a week, no outside play time...and every time I think he has learned his lesson...I CATCH HIM AGAIN. Any advice for a consequence that might keep him from doing it again?
Unless you have a very old set all tvs have parental controls. If you Google TV parental control there are bunches of instructions for everything.
Or 1 Saturday in his room no electronics, next time he does it 2 Saturdays, next time 3 Saturdays. Every time he does it the punishment increases.
Or just take the remote control to bed with you.
I think it depends on your child's age.
If he's in him teen's then he might be doing it for the thrill of it.
Teenager's like to test their luck and find it fun to misbehave.
It seem's that he doesn't care if he get's into trouble or not.
Maybe you should tell him that he can stay up and watch TV.
There's a chance that he'll not find it as fun sense he doesn't get to sneak around anymore and quit.
If no one else watches the TV you can threaten to not pay the TV bill.
You can always get it back on so it's not permanent.
On certain TV's you can call the company and get the TV to turn off at a certain time and come back on at a certain time.
Unplug the TV at night and take the remote to bed with you.
Take away all electronics until he stops this behaviour. No set limit. He doesn't get any electronics until the behaviour stops.
If he stops long enough to get his electronics back, then does it again, just keep taking them away until he learns his lesson