My SS12 is so concerned about his outward appearance (hair, clothes, shoes, etc). He fights us on EVERYTHING. He likes to wear his jeans pulled down below his butt and no matter how much we yell, ground him, take away phone privileges...we still find him doing it. Today my BF had a huge fight with him because he wanted to go out in a t-shirt and hoodie (it is 32 degrees outside). He refused to wear a coat until my BF finally threatened he'd never see his friends again. I realize he's going thru puberty, but I don't know why he fights us so much on this because he ends up losing privileges and getting grounded so he can't talk to his friends on the phone or go out to see them. Does anyone else have this issue and if so, how do you deal with this?
Answer by JLynn0871 at 11:16 AM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 11:10 AM on Dec. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
I am a bit meaner than above posters, go to Goodwill Store and get some really ugly clothes, show them to him and tell him every time you wear pants that sag the next day you get to wear this outfit. Do not ground or take away privileges, I am sure just one time of wearing geeky clothes to school would "cure" this rebellion.
Answer by higherboundmom at 11:39 PM on Dec. 3, 2009
Answer by karendabell at 2:23 PM on Dec. 11, 2009
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