I have a 13 year old step son that I've had a terrific relationship with until recently. His father unfortunately works long hours so I have been the primary care giver when he is with us. Recently he has been slacking on chores, and not listening to me. The only way I can get him to listen is to "nag" or tell his father. Either way stresses my husband out and causes more issues. Today his dad had a long talk with him and my stepson said he was going to change...Not 5 minutes later I reminded him about a chore and he seemed like he was going to do it, until his dad left the house. as soon as he did my stepson started arguing with me. I need suggestions on what to doAnswer Question
sounds like a normal 13 year old boy. Stop nagging and start taking away things like TV, phone, etc when he doesn't do his chores. Then give him the stuff back when he can consistently do the chore without being nagged for a few days.
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:02 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
Answer by MyAngel003 at 12:04 AM on Mar. 13, 2011
How long have you taken things away for... after a few days to a week of being with out it will sink in. You have to hold out longer then he does... he's definitely trying to take control of his own body. If it's hygiene stuff back off, other kids will pick up on stuff and he will soon decide to take of these things himself. It's a power struggle for sure and the more you push, the more he'll push back. Pick you battles wisely!!
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