Emm - posted on 09/08/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I am a single parent of one 10 year old boy. He gets me so frustrated when he argues about EVERYTHING, is disrespectful to me and to others and upsets easily and starts crying. He's always been like this and I've tried tons of things to try and ween this behaviour out of him but nothing seems to help.
For instance, this morning he wouldn't eat a banana because it had a lot of bruises. So he said he'd have an apple. I said fine. Then he wanted me to cut it up for him. I said no just eat it. He wouldn't. I used to cut it up for him when he was younger for school as it was easier. Last year for school, I just started putting the whole apple in his lunch and more times than not, it would come home uneaten. Needless to say, we got in an arguement and it ended with him yelling and running upstairs saying he hated me and him being grounded for tonight because of his disrespect and yelling, etc. I am so sick of the arguements and his attitude....any help would be greatly appreciated!!!