My step-son is 15 and lives with us, and has for the most part been a good kid. Lately though he doesn't like to be told what to do and has started rebelling, even to simple things. This morning he didn't want to go to school and basically refused to get ready, so dh told him he better get his butt up and go or else. Well my step-son stood up and got within a inch of his fathers face and swore at him and said "make me". He then shoved his father against the wall so hard he fell over and bumped his head on the stairs. I have never seen behavior like this and it tore me up and I started crying. Dh said he had to leave and cool off before he did something he regretted. Our son is now up in his room refusing to go to school. My husband just called and said he was on his way back home, and I am just so worried about all this. How do we handle this?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 AM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
call the cops. Seriously that is assault. My neighbor went through this 2 years ago with her teen daughter who smacked her up side the head with a phone. She called the cops the kid had to go to court, was put on probation, had to attend anger classes, then she was off probation and never pulled it again. It was enough to scare the crap out of her. Another neighbor of mine sent her teen son to boot camp. He was messing with drugs, skipping school, coming home all hours. Now ...Totally different kid came back. Now he has a good job and lives on his own and has his live in order. And a diploma too! If you do nothing it's going to get worse though because he will know he can get away with it.
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Answer by scaredmommy08 at 11:23 AM on Jan. 22, 2009
The boy needs to understand he can not do that sort of thing.To anyone. Not even family. Call the police on him. He needs counseling. and when he does leave the house search his room. See what he is hiding in there. Drugs etc.....
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