HOw do you handle nasty teens who don't want you in their lives?

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Julie - posted on 11/10/2008

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You wiat until they have children of thier own...then you will have become the smartest person they have ever known!!!

Niki - posted on 11/11/2008

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Having been the nasty teen.. and having a nasty teen right now. All I can say is hang in there. There will be moments and glimmers when you will get thru and get a positive response. But keep your lines firm. if it is non negotioable then make sure that it stays that way. I keep trying to give the loves and tell him that I love him even though I ususally get pushed off. There are moments though when he says "thanks Mom" and that makes a huge diffirence to me.

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Sharon - posted on 11/10/2008

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absence makes the heart grow fonder. It takes a village to raise a child. give them to a family member after you have done all that you can. Make sure they're safe, and live you life. It's not the end of the world. They'll be back.

Ashley - posted on 11/10/2008

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i too was the nasty teen, all i can say looking back is i wish my parents hadnt given up so easily. i would set rules and if they dont listen to them then punish them but still let them know its because you love them more than anything. try to bring up good memories and most of all say in the years to come it'll pass and sooner or later they will have their own monster running around acting like a know it all. dont give up though!! tell them every day you love them even if they say ohhh mom or thats embarassing

Lorraine - posted on 11/10/2008

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Ah..this one I can comment on not because I'm a mom with a nasty teen but because I WAS the nasty teen. Please hang in there. My Mom was so tough, I told her I hated her, I was so independent and strong headed, talked back, you named it - I pushed the limit. I didn' t want her in my life because I wanted to do what I wanted to do. And her answer to that? TOUGH S$$$HT. No I'm 40. My Mom is in her 60s...and I love her and she often says she never ever thought we'd be close after those years, but she is my best friend. Good Luck!

Kyla - posted on 11/10/2008

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they want you in your life trust me your kid is just made at you i feel the same way about my mom i tell her the same thing when i get mad i am only 18 your son or daughter will get over it just give them there space thats all you can do

Julie - posted on 11/10/2008

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Well.....are they your children? If not, and they're not part of your job, then I wouldn't deal with them. :-)



If they're your kids. Well, that's a whole 'nother story.



Been There,

Julie

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