My almost 17 year old seems indifferent

Jen - posted on 01/16/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am a single mom. Have raised my son alone,worked my butt off, put him first and try to talk to him like a growing man not a child. I encourage him to get a job. Save for a car that I will match his funds to. It has been months since this topic has come and gone. 10 days until he turns 17 -and he complains he doesn't want to grow up. He is a straight A student in honors classes..works hard at his studies then plays video games and computer games until he goes to bed. Recently he acts more like I am a roommate and not his mom..He used to say goodnight every night.. Now, he doesn't. He is in his own world and I am still here making sure his world is comfortable. He is distant. Moody. Negative at times. But with all this, he still listens and does what I ask. he has never disrespected me.. so I keep feeling like maybe I am being to sensitive. I have only wanted my son to love and respect me for doing everything I would have wanted from my parents and did not get. What am I doing wrong? My mom always reminds me ..that I too was the same way. And I can't begin to tell her how sorry I am .. Because this hurts so much. I just want my little guy that crawled in my lap for a hug back. Please.

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