My teenage son who used to be so nice and kind and we got along great hates me. He hates everything about me, what I do how I look and even how I open a bag of potato chips. I try to talk to him and he gets mad and says I'm yelling. What can I do to help him see I am the parent and he's not going to run his life as he wants to coming and going and doing wahtever he pleases without it being a major battle?Answer Question
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 4:59 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 5:00 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by jenn4443 at 5:03 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
I read this great book called "Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager" I have never read a self help book before, although my pediatrician recommended this one, she read it and it was great. I explains how as teenagers kids want to be independent while still needing rules.
Also, how old is he? my oldest is 14 and he has just started to turn the corner from hate to like again, while my 12 year old is in the hating everything phase. I do think trying to talk to him is a good thing, although at times maybe backing off a little might help. Let him come to you, say something like "I am here for you if you need me." Just let him know that you love him and that you are there for him.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:39 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
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