My teenage son who is 13 has just recently become really mouthy and I am not really sure what is the best way to deal with it .Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
The mouthier he gets the less things he gets..Take a way his privileges..Tell him when he cleans his mouth up he will get his stuff back.
Answer by louise2 at 11:01 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by WhatevaItTakes at 11:02 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by 4theLoveofLovey at 11:52 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
I would have a talk with the teenager. During that talk I would explain to them the changes I see in him and help him to understand that adoloescence is a challenging time in life. Addressing things like hormones, expectations, his perception of himself and etc. I want him to know that it is good to express him feelings but this must be done in a respectful manner. I would then let him know that because I treat him with respect I expect him to treat me with respest. After all of that, the next time, I would take his cell phone. If you can talk to me with respect you will not be able to talk to your freinds.
Answer by Khrysalis at 11:59 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Ground him. Take it all away and show him that being mouthy gets him nothing. He's not in charge. I recently dealt with a mouthy 18yo who thinks that just because he's 18 he can talk to me any way he chooses (he didn't get mouthy until he turned 18). He's in the 11th grade and actually asked me one day "and what are you going to do about it" in regards to his yelling at me. The joke was on him when he came home that same day and his cable box had been disconnected, computer and the lap top had been been password protected and his DVD player, CD player and MP3 player were all put up and he was grounded from the XBox and Wii. He found out JUST what I could and would do and now, he's a much nicer person. He watches himself now because he knows that being 18 doesn't exempt him from being grounded.
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