Elisabete - posted on 11/21/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm getting increasingly frustrated with my son who is becoming more and more demanding and disrespectful.
I try to set rules and be as strict as I can but sometimes he tells me I'm too soft!
We do also have nice times, I work from home and always find time for us to have a chat or do fun things together.
But for example this afternoon I was going to help him decorating a Christmas bauble for school, I told him to wait for a bit because I needed to use the toilet and he got really angry (his dad was coming to collect him soon, for a couple of hours as normal on Wednesday evenings) and said : "Oh but you said you were going to help me and now you're wasting time, my dad is going to be here soon"
I asked him to stop talking to me like that as I can't stop myself from going to the toilet but he just carried on and on...I asked him to stop for the last time, otherwise I would not help him considering he was being disrespectful... to which he replied 'You never help me anyway'. I do help him with his homework, and the problem is: many times when I'm trying to explain something or help out and he just gives me bad attitude.
Also if things go wrong he blames me for it, for example if he gets in trouble at school for not having done his homework he blames it on me.
It feels like we're trapped in a vicious circle and I'm not sure how to get out of it.