16 year old teenage boy

Janice - posted on 11/14/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Wow - where to start. My son and I were always close but this year (10th grade) we couldn't be farther apart. He verbally abuses me, yells at me, says I am annoying, an idiot, not his mom and on and on. I try to stay calm however, I do take his iphone away, xbox and am on the verge of stopping him from wrestling. I've gotten two emails this week from his teacher's - behavior is bad and not doing homework. Today he told me to leave him alone, he hates school and now doesn't want to go to college. I know he is overwhelmed with work - he doesn't like to study. Not sure how to handle this.

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Jodi - posted on 11/15/2013

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You could possibly talk to his school and get an idea of who he is "hanging out" with and whether it is a possibility. Talk with the counsellor there and mention what you are experiencing, and the counsellor might be able to have a chat with him too. The school can certainly help you out with getting to the bottom of it.

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Janice - posted on 11/15/2013

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Hi Jodi,

That is something I've thought about too. I will have to really check into this. I haven't seen any drugs, smelled anything on him or his clothes, his eyes look good but you never now. I won't rule it out.

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Jodi - posted on 11/14/2013

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Janice, has this been a sudden change? I would actually be questioning if there is the possibility of drugs if it has been a sudden change. As a teacher of kids this age (and a mother of one too), this is a major red flag for us to watch for signs of drug use.

Ashleyparker721 - posted on 11/14/2013

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Hi my name is LaQuanta I'm only 23 years old ,but in my opinion I think you should suggest letting your son talk to someone. You never know what your child is going through unless they decide to actually tell you. It's obviously something going on with him.

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