Conflict between teenage sons and their fathers

Deb - posted on 05/23/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How do others handle conflict between sons and their fathers when it is escalating to a physical episode.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/24/2014

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It's all testosterone. Son is 'testing' his wings, so to speak. Dad is still the parent, and there's bound to be confrontation.

LOL...I'm pretty sure my youngest will pull his test pretty soon...he's 16 now, and slightly more stubborn than his brother...read that to be EXTREMELY hardheaded, LOL.

But my eldest and his dad still get along great now, even tho he's moved out on his own, he's still over 2-3 times a week to chat with his dad & I (if I'm not at work), and they've moved into a wonderful adult father/son relationship!

Keep your chin up. Plus...I had a talk with my husband about male confrontation, because we knew it would happen sooner or later, and I didn't want him to be too upset when the kid reached that stage, so we were slightly ready for it.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/23/2014

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Tell them it's time to act like big boys and TALK.

My hubby and eldest had one physical confrontation, it lasted 2 minutes, and I told them it was NOT ok. Hubby basically was just doing a restraining hold on son, who was 17 at the time.

They stopped, discussed, and worked through the problem. Granted, I did have to scream "ENOUGH" to get their attention, but as soon as I did, they calmed down.

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