My boyfriends 15 year old son drives me crazy. He is a spoilt brat and behaves like a bogan, how do I cope with this?


Jodi - posted on 10/22/2012




He's 15. He will act like a selfish spoiled brat as long as you (or rather your boyfriend) lets him. I have a 15 year old, and believe me, you have to pull them back into line. It is pretty normal for teenagers to display selfish behaviour, but there are ways of managing it and making sure it doesn't get out of hand.

It would help if you could give us an idea of what behaviour it is that is bothering you. Also, what is the relationship between you and your boyfriend, are you living together? For how long? Are there other children involved? Does the 15 year old live with you or on a visitation schedule? There are so many things that can have an effect on this situation.


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Averil - posted on 10/22/2012




Hi, thanks for your post. I live with my boyfriend and his son and I have been for three years now. I have three children who live with there father. He visits his mum once in a blue moon. The behaviour that bothers me is his messy habits. He doesn't do anything for himself and never helps around the house. He gets most things he asks for and doesn't work for anything. He is a tall child who is carrying excess weight but is still allow to eat plenty of rubbish, it doesn't matter what I say they don't seem to care. I love my boyfriend dearly but his son lacks basic manners. In the near future we will be extending our home and I am hoping this will provide a little more privacy. He has a smart mouth and likes to argue that probably what bothers me most.

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