This is just a question out of curiosity.
For the parents of teens or for those who raised a teen an one point.
I find myself questioning how to raise my son. I hear that I need to do this or that. That he needs to be this way or that.
But my questions are.
Was/is your teen hard to wake up in the mornings or did they get up on their own? How are they at doing chores? What kinds of attitudes did/do you get? Was it us there a lot if reminding to get things done? Etc....
I know ultimately that all kids are different, but I just wanted some insight. Thanks to all who answer!!!
Answer by feralxat at 11:58 AM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:19 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by silverthreads at 12:28 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 12:51 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:28 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:50 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:00 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Both of mine had no problems getting up. Both had to be reminded frequently to do chores. My daughter was and is a people pleaser, so she was never a problem. Never gave me attitude, never talked back, always got excellent grades. My son, not so much. I once asked him, can you even say "sorry, I was wrong" and he said no. I swear, If I had said look how blue the sky is today, he would have said, the sky isn't blue. Arguing and back talk happened on a daily basis. For awhile I thought he might have ODD. His grades were all over the place. If he liked the class he got A's if he didn't he got F's. It was tough. I had more than a few good crying sessions. But he is so much better now. ( he just turned 19) He got on the dean's list this year. He is home for the summer and I gave him chores, and he does them without me nagging him. He asks for my opinion, and advice. Amazing!
Answer by musicmaker at 5:36 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by ChasingBridges at 10:44 PM on Aug. 17, 2013
Answer by ChasingBridges at 10:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2013