My husband and I are at our wits end with our 15 yr old son. He is so disrespectful. I've tried everything the next step is seeing our physican and possibly get medication. He won't open up. Good in school but terrible at home. I'm a loving mother. I have a 14 yr old and he's a good kid but this 15 yr old who's aspiring to be a rapper is getting on my nerve.
Megan - posted on 01/28/2013
Try speaking his language. Play the Kanye West song, Hey Mamma http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009WP... for him. Let your son know that you would like that kind of love and respect from him. Then ask him what you can do to make the relationship better. Then explain to him how hurtful his disrespect is to you. Agree that you will try the suggestions he gives, but that he must try harder to be kind. Ask him to come up with a word or hand signal that would be between the two of you ...to remind him and you not to disrespect.
Ask him to write a rap song about a mom who loves her 15 year old son but who feels like she's losing him.
Kelly - posted on 12/08/2012
It sounds like he is going through that stage where it's cool to rebel and his parents no nothing and having an attitude is cool.That stage where he thinks he is old enough to make his own rules and do what he likes when e likes and that his parents aren't 'cool' they're just annoying.
I think everyone goes through this some worse than others.My son is 15 months old so luckily I still have a few years until he gets to this stage so this I just my opinion.
Take away:The privilege to go out
His gaming stations if he has them (Ps3 Xbox 360 etc)
Take away DVDs games,Favourite shirts etc
Take away his tv etc
Tell him he can have it back when he starts to behave and respect you.Keep taking his things and locking them away until he is left with an empty room! I know it's a pain in the butt,hopefully he will start to respect you a by and when he does give him back one thing per week if he goes back to being rude take it away.
Talk to him and tell him that he needs to be more respectful and nicer to you and his dad and brother because you sick and tired of being treated bad and you deserve respect! Tell him that if he doesn't sort out his attitude you will not buy him things his IPod,Phone,Favourite hat (if he has one) etc are being taken away from him and he won't get them back until e shows respect.
Show him you are serious and you will stick to it.
Best of luck,I hope I helped! I know my brother was a really great student when he was around 14-15 but was awful at home and I just tried to recollect on what my mum did that worked as I'm not experienced in the teenage department.
Anyway good luck!
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