Anne - posted on 03/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a re-married mom of a 14 year old boy. Since he started highschool he has started to become very disrespectful to myself and his stepdad. He has been skipping school and is failing 3 of his courses this semester.My son gets very angry when confronted with situations. He got very upset when I took his cellphone away the other night because he wouldnt go to bed at 11 on a school night. Is it normal for a 14 year old boy to act out with such anger? Is he just trying to gain his own independence? My husband says its not normal but I disagree to some degree. They just don't see eye to eye on anything these days. My husbands 19 year old daughter moved in with us just last year and since then my son and husband have had so much conflict. I am at my wits end. She is his princess and my son is the devil to him. I know he is not following all the rules but my husbands rules are very strict. I am the one trying to try to get them to understand each other. If they don't then I may have to leave. Any suggestions???