My 13 yr old boy is not rude in a malicious way... but very self involved. He is selfcenteredÂ in a "think of my self first" way. He doesn't bad mouth us or do things intentionally bad.... he simply doesn't think past his own nose until reminded to do so.Â It is "all about him".
About a month ago I started answering EVERY question/request with a "yes honey because you know IT IS ALL ABOUT YOU".Â Even the silly little things like pass the salt.Â I did this for a solid week before he stopped me and said "I get it mom".Â But sometimes I still have to remind him.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Jun. 22, 2010
<p>I think during puberty their brains simply leave their bodies. They become very very self centered and it is our jobs to shove that brain back in there and turn it on. Some times it helps to have dad play the alpha dog and simply put him in his place BIG TIME. Some times it takes a man to raise a man. But when it is just the two of us (while dad is at work and Im doing the lions share) I find it easier to take a sarcastic or sillier approach to point out the idiocracy of his behavior.</p>
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