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He is driving me INSANE! It does not matter what we ask, what we're talking about, etc, he has to give back HUGE attitude, or argue with us over every little thing. I can tell him it's snowing out, and it's an argument.
He has always been a kid who likes to correct people- most Aspie's are. But this is different. He's doing it just to do it. He's doing it to be very disrespectful. He's slacking on his chores, then when we have to get up and remind him it's chore time, he starts swearing, even though he knows it isn't allowed in the house.
Tonight, I told the kids it was time for chores. He was in another room with the door shut- after a few minutes he didn't come out, so I yelled in case he couldn't hear me. At the same time, my youngest daughter went to knock on the door to the den to knock and let him know. He started yelling and cussing her out as he came out, before I told him it wasn't allowed.
He started yelling at me that he KNEW it was chore time, and to stop yelling at him, and I said we didn't KNOW he knew it was chore time if he didn't respond. He said he yelled that he knew, then said, "If you'd just open your fucking ears, you would have heard me!"
So, yeah- needless to say, he's grounded for the week. DH came home from work 2 minutes later. When I tried explaining it, DS jumped in with "I wasn't swearing! You're lying!" So, I told him to knock it off, and stop acting like he's in charge all the time, and to stop arguing and let me just finish a sentance.
When I turned around away from him, he flipped me off where DH could see. So, needless to say, he's now grounded for 2 weeks.
Everyone said girls were hard as teens. I call BS. DS is 14, DD is 17. I have never had this many issues with her as a teen, as I have with him, and it's only been about 3-4 months of this so far. It just keeps getting worse.
Ugh. Can't wait till DD11 is a teen. She's an Aspie as well. I'm guessing I'll be lucky to survive her teen years. May be time for prozak again.