As a mother of 3, youngest being 19 I really hate how some parents are being treated by their teens. My kids knew better, I'm an old school mom and if you got out of line you get your ass beat. I read the post everyday and wonder how some mothers let their kids get away with the things that they do. I know it's hard and it breaks your heart, but you are a mother we are strong and powerful and what we say goes. Growing up my mother would not put up with any bullshit from us, you messed up you got your ass beat. The problem nowadays kids have too much freedom and are allowed to do what they want. In my house you get rewarded, but you have to earn it. i understand parents like to spoil their kids, but there are limits and I will be damned if I'm gonna let you have something when you wanna throw a tantrum and talk to me that way. Mothers, we have backbones and we need to used them. Let these kids know that either it's my way or the highway.