Michelle - posted on 05/10/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am having a challenging time with my 17 year old son, I have always had custody of him, but last year he decided to move in with his Dad which olnly lasted a few months. It was a real eye opener for all of us. He had hero worshipped his Dad for a very long time, My son realized although his Dad called him two times a week and they spent the summer togther, his father did not know how to deal with our son. our son was enrolled in a school while in his Dads care only to skip the majority of the time he was there and his Dad didn't even ralize it.Our son was looking to spend one on one time with his Dad and that didn't happen. So he came home to live with me. I had some rules for our son and we have had many talks.Our son is more assertive then ever since he has been home and he needs to learn how to balance that out. He yells at me often and he can be disrespectful at times, he also isn't doing well in school but he does not want me to intervene, that is fine, however he wants me to pay for his cell phone and have a weekly allowance, I have taken the cell phone away because he was using it too much in class. I told him he could have it back when hes grades improve.he has completed some of his late assignments, I am at my wits end, i am working two jobs and I am tired physically and emotionally. I just wanted to express myself in the hopes of feeling better. i love my son very much and I will do almost anything for him. thank you everyone..