My step teenage son is living with me and my guy guy, and he is testing the rules of the house that he needs to follow. He also feels that since he works he don't have to do chores around the house. So he and I get into arguments, and it then my guy and him will get into an agrument, because we are telling him that he still needs to follow the rules of the house. Me and my 17 year is not getting along, because when we argue he say hurtful things, and I won't put up with this month. So I need to know how to handle him without getting so angry till I want to put him out, or always having to get his dad into the situation.
Because with him he gets me to that point, and I don't want to be unhappy till it starts causing problems in my relationship with his dad. So please any advice anyone has I am willling to listen.
Answer by anikahaynes1 at 9:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:04 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by fourisplenty at 9:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
I have 3 sons that are now adults. I can pass on some things I think will help with the teen years. We home schooled and then they lived with me while they went to college. I think it's a bad idea to live with someone but you probably don't want to change that. I think you need to let him know to stay out of things that are between you and your son. He shouldn't be telling your son anything even if you were married.
So he feels like he doesn't have to do chores or follow rules. He works and you don't say if he is in HS or college. You may need to reevaluate chores & rules. Focus on what's really important.
Answer by Gailll at 9:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
Answer by txdaniella at 9:14 PM on Aug. 29, 2010