distespectful and defiant 16yrs old son

Charlene - posted on 10/11/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Good day to all.
I am feeling defeated and like such a failure with my 16yrs old son. He is generally disrespectful when speaking to me. When I recently took away a privilege because of his disrespect, he got out of my car, slammed the door and walked away. I did not know where he was until later that night . He slept by my sister and did not greet me in church this morning. He then left with her to go to her house. Will I be wrong to not fetch him? To let him figure out how he will cone home or allow him to move out if it comes to that?

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Candie - posted on 10/12/2015

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How long has he behaved this way? First, I'd try to rule out that there is something else going on. Are you sure that this is only teen rebellion?
Does he have a father or male role-model in his life? If not, can you get the youth pastor or another man in church to help out? The teen years can be very difficult.
It's important to try to build up the relationship you have with DS. I don't know what kind of issues you've been dealing with, but maybe this article will be helpful to you: http://bit.ly/1Pq0byN

Tina Renee - posted on 10/11/2015

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I have teenagers as well and like you a 16 year old son. If hE went to stay at your sisters house maybe you should go over there and talk to him. I know boys that are of that age are completely hormonal and crabby most of the time and standoffish he will come around but going over there and letting him know that you care is probably the best thing that you could do I know it's hard to be patient but as moms that's how we have to let others perceive us even if we are not patient. I would not let him move out because he is only 16 and you are his parent and you gotta show em who's boss and put your foot down sometimes even when it's hard to

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