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This is my son, Tustin. I know the teenage years are weird, but it seems like over night from the first photo to that 2nd photo happened over night. He's more withdrawn, I feel like we've lost our connection as Mom and son. He visits with me every other weekend, but I notice a change almost every time. I know about teen stuff, but this kid has a temper and just seems angry, like there's a dark side. He doesn't really connect with anyone except the wrong kids from school. I miss my boy, though we would always have that connection, but I hope this passes.
Any advice please help? I just don't know how to connect with my kid when he comes over, and his attitude sucks, and he's mean to his half brother who's 4 that lives with me. He can be violent at times, but his dad just remains in denial, like there's no problems in their house.