19yr old son lives at home and does what he wants.

Karen - posted on 01/16/2017 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi I am a Mom of 6 children. I have a 15 year old daughter and 19 year old son. I am having trouble with my son doing house chores and following house rules. My son is 19years old, going to college and working a part time job. He is non compliant with my expectations and requests. He says he doesnt have time. I also have a part time job and taking college classes part time. I am an older Mom so running out of energy trying to take care of all the responsibilitys of a household. Yes i am a single parent. My exhusband and father to our children is remarried and lives in another state. As i confront my son about chores he says he doesnt have time and doesnt have the means to get his own place. Very difficult situation. I am a believer and praying Mom having a hard time. Please if anyone might help with.practical suggestions id appreciate it! Thank you, Karen

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Grammieann - posted on 01/31/2017

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Karen, I'm a believer too, and the power of a moms prayer is respected! I always feel like it's my duty as a mom to teach my kids how to be a productive member of the family which will then help them to be a productive member of society. From what you said, it doesn't sound like your son is a bad kid. Actually it sounds like you've done a great job!! Maybe he really is stretched too thin? I hope that you can have an honest adult conversation with him and together decide what you can count on from him. Parenting isn't for cowards, so stay strong! I hold on to the truth found in Proverbs 22:6 "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Keep the Faith!!!

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