My son will be 13 in July. But already thinks he is a teenager, and acts like it. He is such a jerk sometimes. Yes some of you may think I am being a little harsh, but this is a place to be honest right???
Well, I also don't seem to have a backbone. I discipline my kids, and then a day later I give in. Example: My son hasnt been doing well with his homework, either not doing it at all, or half-assing it. So I took his brand new andriod phone away, and gave him a brick phone with no texting on it, to keep at home, in case of emergencies....told him he can get his new phone back when he starts doing better with his homework. Now I am just starting to feel terrible! I havent given it back to him....yet. I am going to try and hold my ground this time.
So my question is, how do you moms get over "the look" they give you when they are mad or upset?? How did you grow a backbone?? Mind you, I am also a single mom...I dont have dad there to help me out...he lives 2 hours away and is no help over the phone...my son thinks he is a joke. (He kinda is)
How do you get over feeling bad that they are sooo mad at you and seem to hate you for the moment? He gives me this blank look...like I cannot believe you are doing this to me....I know it is best in the long run. But it is so hard to just be "ok' about it.