My teen son reduces me to tears...............ideas?
Hi Everyone: I am the mother of four 21, 17, 16 and 11. My eldest boy reduced me to tears yesterday, fortunately we were talking by phone so he doesn't know it. This is the kind of kid all the other moms brag about, great student, varsity athlete, handsome, good to his little brothers. The problem? In the past few months he has started using a tone and attitude when talking to me, about anything (even when I am making sure I have the instructions right on something I am doing for him!) that is just cold. I have tried asking if he was angry with me about something, he just looked at me like I was nuts to ask and growled "no". The last time I remember feeling this sick to my stomach, almost afraid to talk to them feeling was when my 21 year old dd was going through her junior high bitch phase.
So, what would you do? This kid only has one more year at home, pretty sure he will be off and out to college after that.