mocks you when you are remarking about how your husband has not taken a shower since shoveling snow. He answers back at me so nasty and I yell back at him and he is going through puberty. He is very sensitive and I am dealing with a cargiving situation with my parents and feel as if I am better off helping them at their house (one week on , one week off then staying with my son at home during a massive snow storm. Plae any kind words would help. My mom just had a stroke , my father had pnemonia and has dementia and dealing with them is better than dealing with my son's bs. Please help....
Asked by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
My ds is 18 (well... he's turning 18 in 2 1/2 weeks) and we've gone through different times like that together at that age. I think with us it's a little different because I'm a single mom and have been since he was born, his "father" is not a part of his life at all. Keep in mind that puberty is difficult time.. remember how you felt? Also, it's natural for him to alternate between pushing away from you and "clinging" to his childhood/you. This is a necessary part of growing up and subconsciously he is preparing himself to leave the nest. I know this doesn't make it any easier to deal with on a day to day basis but it might help to have a better understanding of why. And.. I agree with the other smart ladies... are his acne meds really where you want to draw your line in the sand? Save your energy for the big stuff. Good luck!
Answer by FeelinYummy at 10:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2011
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Answer by Anna92464 at 10:02 AM on Jan. 27, 2011
Sounds like you've got an unhealthy dynamic going on in regard to your parenting. I think counseling could be really helpful.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 10:10 AM on Jan. 27, 2011
Answer by June_Mama09 at 10:14 AM on Jan. 27, 2011