Unfortunately, I can’t give you any valuable input as I don’t have a kid of my own. But it’s never easy with children. Each child is borne with unique traits and should be handled accordingly. But maybe I can give you an insight as a woman.
I remember acting out when I was in my teenage years. My childhood, I was pretty much well-behaved (I was pretty much raised by a strict grandmother). If I act out, I would be in huge trouble so I avoid anything that could have potentially resulted in huge trouble.
Some people don’t agree with the strict rules I was being raised with but I have to admit, it really really works. I guess discipline is the key here.
I hope it helps! Let me know how it goes!