Son 13 growing distant from mother

Tracy - posted on 10/26/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a funny, sweet 13 yr old son, whom is growing very very distant from me his mother. We are living with my mother for the next few months, then to our own place. Im hoping that will help us. I'm the sole parent, working & raising my son. We have been peas in a pod, up until the last couple months. Heart breaking, depressed.

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Leela - posted on 10/26/2013

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Hi Tracy. I know how you feel. I think it's because he's growing up and creating his own identity. Keep talking to him and showing him love and he will open up. You've done nothing wrong. This is just part of him growing up.

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Jodi - posted on 10/26/2013

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There are some things your teenage boy may not want to talk to you about. I get that puberty has already hit, but some of the feelings they have during this time can be confusing to them, and they don't always hit right on puberty. Puberty is a journey not a moment. He is going through the journey and has possibly reached a part of that journey that is confusing him (i.e. sexual feelings). He probably won't feel comfortable talking to you about it and is figuring it out.

I agree with continuing to maintain open communication with him, but don't expect him to open up to you.

Some schools have a mentor program, there are also charities out there who have big brother programs. It may be worth looking into it. Now is a time in his life when he could really do with a male in his life that he can talk to.

Tracy - posted on 10/26/2013

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Ok, I was so down....I just want to say thank you I don't feel so alone, and this is just a simple random posting. This is how isolated and on a island I am feeling. Your post made me feel a bit better and your total stranger and it was very short. Thank u

Tracy - posted on 10/26/2013

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No, its always been just us. Puberty hit about 5 months ago then I noticed another dose of change hair growth voice went from squeaky to deep about 5 weeks ago. No we basically have each other and my elderly mother....

Jodi - posted on 10/26/2013

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Maybe there are things going on that he doesn't feel comfortable talking to you about? Does he have a strong male role model in his life who can sit down and talk to him to see how he's doing, etc?

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