Troubled 15 year old boy

Angel - posted on 01/27/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Having a lot of trouble with my 15 year old son, he swears at me, he mimics me all the time, and argues with me. Please Help Me!!!!

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Jodi - posted on 01/27/2015

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"I wish I can be tougher and not such a sappy soft mom!!!!"

Right there is your problem. Unfortunately, when a child is 15, it is difficult to now start bringing some tough rules into place. He didn't only just start treating you this way, it will have been a gradual process of getting his own way over a long period of time.

I agree with the others, you need to not buy into the argument, you need to grow a thick skin, you need to impose consequences and you need to not back down on those.

Raye - posted on 01/27/2015

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Do not argue with him. When he mimics you, turn and walk away. Show him that his tactics don't work. Yes, you have to get some thick skin to deal with it. Do not back down. Be strong and make him respect the rules of your house.

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2015

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Angel, you are going to have to toughen your skin a bit and not fall for your son's manipulation. Hold our ground. Lock that phone away and make him earn it back.

Nicole - posted on 01/27/2015

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the crying act is always going to be an act, hes not sorry for what he did he sorry for what you took which is his phone. even if it is his phone he still got other privileges around the house. you are not obligated to provide him with a phone, TV, or other entertainment. its your call take it away even if he does the act or let him continue with his behavior. its always going to be harder handling with a teenager because they feel entitled to things and opinionated but remember your mother and what mother says is whats going to happen.

Angel - posted on 01/27/2015

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Yes That is my other problem I would take his phone then he starts the crying act on me and he saying he is sorry but it keeps happening over and over again. I wish I can be tougher and not such a sappy soft mom!!!!

Nicole - posted on 01/27/2015

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do you give your son his way, when he is disrespectful? if you are you need to know that you are not his friend you are his mother your job is to raise him not play with him. stop giving him what he wants. hes blessed to have you, and if he cant understand that drive by one those homeless shelters so he can realize that if he decides to take a path of destruction then he's on his own and it is not your fault. im not saying leave him their just let him see what its like.

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