My 15 step-son has seemed to be on the defensive for everything, and no matter what I or his father does seems to make him content or happy. If we tell him to do something, or don't let him go somewhere for instance, he gets very angry and then will call us names, he has called me B***ch quite a bit, and has called his dad a d**k among other things. Should we not pay much attention to it in the hopes he grows out of it and stops, or should we more aggressive and punish him?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by sweetestkitten at 8:44 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
Answer by gemgem at 6:37 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
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Answer by krazyash023 at 6:39 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
Answer by m.robertson811 at 6:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
I wouldn't ignore him cursing you and his father, that is just unacceptable and by doing that he thinks it's OK. Punishment, start taking away his personal things and privileges and make him earn them back one at a time.
Answer by Christine0813 at 6:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
My sons NEVER called me nor their dad any names. Now whether or not they where thinking it is a different story. BUT it is all about RESPECT. We have taught them to be respectful teenagers and to manage their anger and issues. If they have a problem then they come to us and we talk about it. It would never be acceptable to talk to us like that. Period. They know it and they respect it. Our sons are 18yrs old (he just joined the Air Force) and 16yrs old. They are a blessing to us. Maybe our teens are out of the ordinary....Thank God.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 6:48 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
Answer by krazyash023 at 6:51 PM on Dec. 2, 2008
BTW, I remember when I was a teenager and my all means I was no angel but I never cursed my mother! I may have thought about it but I wouldn't dare do it.
Answer by Christine0813 at 6:52 PM on Dec. 2, 2008