Jcoupon1 - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son I believe does not respect myself or husband. He is 13 years old, does not wash his laundry, wears the same clothing day after day. Has to be reminded to wipe his bottom, has to be reminded to take showers, clip nails, brush his teeth, do his very few chores, does not clean his room and the kicker....He takes empty plastic bottles into his room and urinates in them. Then he will leave them in there until he is caught with them. His excuse is he does not want to stop what he is doing to go. Yes he has a TV and an X-box, those were taken away and he still does it. He has been to a psychologist who said that he does not have any signs of depression and that he may have ODD oppisitional defiance disorder. My husband and I are at our wits ends and don't know what to do anymore. We also have a 6 year old daughter but she is not like this and almost the oppisite. We do not play favroites in our house, and praise each child equally and individually for their accomplishments. It is just very hard to praise my son when he is acting like this. We do still praise him on the things he does outside of this issue. I really hope I am not the only mom out there with problems like this. I love him so much but it hurts to be watching helplessly while he does this. Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.