Ok, I know all of us moms feel like this from time to time, but lately, I feel like this all the time. I feel like my kids (16 & 13) always have their hand out, or want a ride, or help with something, and of course, I'm happy to be there for them. I love them, and I want them to be happy. But, there is no reciprocation here anymore. We spent bookoo bucks on braces, and they won't even take the time to wear their retainer, put in the rubber bands, or clean their teeth properly. Can't get them to do simple chores around the house in return for the things they have, or all we do for them. I know I taught them better. I did! Just feeling so unappreciated. It sucks. It hurts. I just wanna cry... I actually do, all the time. Just makes me feel so sad. I wanna feel like what I do matters to them, and that they care, just a little about how it makes me feel when they act so ungrateful.Answer Question
Answer by musicpisces at 9:50 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
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Answer by amessageofhope at 1:00 AM on Oct. 28, 2010
Frustration & unsatisfied expectations are normal feelings that parents with teens feel, most of the times!... Personally I did not value my parents efforts when I was a teen....but now I appreciated them 100%.... Is normal for the teens to think that everything is own to them, no effort on their part.............. Believe me... all the effort that you put on them today, will be recognize one day in the most strange forms.............They will remember things that you may have been forgotten already...... Time is your best friend.. They will live the same journey one day with their own kids................ Nature is wise.......
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