Rebecca - posted on 05/10/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm not sure what to do. My soon to be 13 year old has been angry since his father and I divorced 3 years ago. It seems he blames me for the divorce. He worships the ground his father walks on. He will say stuff to me like "I hate this house," "Can't wait to be with daddy over the summer," gets smart when I ask him to do something or when I or his brother ask him a question. I've tried to talk to him about this but he won't talk. Says he hates everything and everyone. I asked him if he feels he needs counseling. He says he doesn't. I've grounded him when he has outbursts. Taken stuff away. He will pound on the walls of his room, he has raised his fists to me. I talked to his father about this and his father said he is fine over his house and is even helpful. He talks about his fathers girlfriend and how great she is but God forbid I have a boyfriend (which if I do, he does not stay the night when the kids are here). This child gets mad even when I ask him to do a chore and does it half-assed. Yelling (of course) does not help. I'm not sure what else to do. Help?