This actually happened to me quite a bit with my older son - he's 15. I sent him to his room and refused to let him meet his friends that day. After about 30 minutes I calmed down and went into his room and had a heart to heart. There was no yelling, I explained that when he talks to me that way, he hurts my feelings. I also touched on the reason for his talking back, explaining why I was upset and hurt. I went into detail about how I don't ask for much; chores and details of is where abouts, I need to know where he is and how to reach him. I explained how I don't want our relationship to suffer because of the way he talks to me, and I worry that in the future we won't have a good relationship and that scares me and really hurts. I expressed that I don't want issues to go unresolved, when we are upset we're talking about. By the end he was crying, telling me how much he loves me. I haven't had a problem since.
at 1:36 PM on Jun. 29, 2010