17 yr old son very immature and disrespectful

Brandi - posted on 07/03/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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We have a 17 yr old son and a 10 yr old son..the 17 yr old is very immature has no friends,smarts off all the time,doesn't listen to anything we tell him to do..we sent him to a military academy to get his ged because he wasn't going to graduate with his class,he passed the academy without his ged..he was gone for 6 months has been home 3 weeks and same old bullshit,argues about everything is mean to his 10 yr old brother,he's mean to our cat and dog,has no friends except younger kids that are friends with my 10 yr old,he got a $50 curfew ticket but like always his favorite words come out of his mouth "wasn't my fault I didn't do it on purpose"..we made him work cutting grass and doing odd jobs to get the money to pay his own ticket..he just got back from church camp today and went to play at the park with kids so we took the 10 yr old and went shopping the 17 yr old called and acted smart about why we didn't call him so he could go we told him he was gone all week and the 10 yr old was home and didn't get to go anywhere so we took him with us..the 10 yr old didn't get anything while we was gone but 17yr old acted like he was missing out then cussing cuz he's locked out of house because he lost his house key 3 days after we made him a new one..were at the end of our ropes ad don't know what else to do he's just so disrespectful to all adults like I said he's mean to lil brother and animals..please help us!!

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Christy - posted on 07/16/2015

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Sounds like he needs more tough love...ADHD isn't the answer...Im a Nurse/Midwife and some teenagers think they are " entitled" he might need to see a therapist...he can't be allowed to get away with this...being mean to your animals us not a good sign. Something else is going on and I highly doubt its ADHD.

Michelle DeFrancesco - posted on 07/09/2015

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What does a doctor say? Has he been tested for anxiety or for ADHD? There could be a neurological reason that needs diagnosis. Beyond that, if you have been kind but firm, it may take him a while to grow beyond his selfishness. Stick to boundaries and don't let him badly influence the younger boy. God be with you!

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