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My boyfriends son, who lives with us full time, just turned 12. Everything has now become a struggle- homework, behavior, dinner, responsibilities, chores... It's a constant battle, and it seems to keep getting worse. Not just at home, but at his mother's, his grandparents, and sometimes even at school and on the bus. We have tried everything from grounding him, spanking him, timeouts, taking away activities that he enjoys, point systems, everything that you can possibly Google. Nothing seems to bother him as he is so stubborn he just doesn't care. Any input would be great. We all understand his hormones are changing, but the constant arguing, fit throwing, pouting, not doing what he is told, downright dis-respectfulness, failing grades, and even sometimes getting physical or causing damage to things inside our home, is not going to fly in our home. What else can we do?Answer Question
Answer by tessiedawg at 8:59 AM on Jan. 24, 2013
I think you need to find something he enjoys and try connecting with him. I would also go to therapy. He's young it will only get worse.
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