My son has been punished for a month. He knows what to do to get off it and get stuff back and other things. He stated "Mom I'm trying to show YOU I don't need those things you took from me" WOW...yet he is showing signs of bitterness and anger so its backfiring on him. . I am trying to geer him in the right direction. I fear seeing co-dependent, unemplyed and low desire to suceed yrs later. Should I now brainstorm an option 2 let him choose or stay my course for what I'm asking from him option one only? Should we go to counseling for his anger that is growing now too? Thanks!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by Kiter at 12:54 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 12:59 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by PhillyinFrance at 1:15 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by naomianne2 at 1:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Anger should result in counseling so it doesn't turn into resentment... I LOVE PhillyinFrance's answer and will remember it because it teaches the kid awesome work ethic! And the book Parenting a Teen with Love and Logic is AWESOME! I have been a Love and Logic parent since my children showing signs of independence and it is truly a God-sent of a book! It works!
Answer by MNMom247365 at 2:40 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
We have used extra chores around our house as the teen earns each privilege back. It has instilled an awesome work ethic that I believe will help them become more independent and productive. We have the "you break it, you fix it" motto around here.
Answer by pnwmom at 3:37 PM on Apr. 6, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 3:47 PM on Apr. 6, 2009