Cathie - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am a 60 year old mom who has a 40 year old and a 16 year old. Raising children has changed so much. It seems respect, consideration, has been thrown out the door with the new "its all about me",. I believe I have raised both my sons with the same values and don't understand why the premise of what is right and wrong is so different. I did have rebellion with my older son, with him deciding to move at 19 for not obeying the rules. However, I have never been sworn at, belittled in front of people, or attacked verbally in ways that know are very sensitive. My 16 year old is very disrespectful but what is worse is using things that happen to hurt me with. In the last 5 years I lost 3 of my friends. I was involved in helping 2 of them throughout their illness. When I argue with my son he tells me oh why don't you call your friends, oh that's right you have none. When you are 60 true friends are hard ti acquire, especially those you knew all your life. It is very hurtful and that is just the beginning of the insensitive things he says. I have tried everything but for some reason his focus is on me. He hates me and truly wants to hurt me emotionally.