He seems to always focus on the negative. Here's an example........I said, "Mark pitched really well this weekend." My son replied, "Yeah, but he still sucks at batting."
I told him he always views his glass as "half empty". I just don't know how to make him see the good in life and in people.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:31 AM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by older at 12:11 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
That just sounds to me like a teenager that would rather eat dirt than give a complement. So many times they are really good at the put-down, but that complement gives them the hives. Is he like this about everything. Like: we are home 10 minutes early!, yeah, but, I missed my show - this type thing? My son is like this. I just laugh at him and call him "gloomy Gus" and enjoy my day. He is 26 years old. No amount of positive speak made him a "half full" kind of guy. He is just a pessimist.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:23 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:42 PM on Apr. 12, 2010
Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:33 PM on Apr. 12, 2010