Single mother with an angry 19 year old son

Socal - posted on 08/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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After reading all the stories and crying, I'm glad I'm not alone. I wish all us mothers didn't.have to deal with the issue that our teenagers have no respect for us. We were all teens but god willing if we acted the way thru do now.....OH MAN I think we'd all be dead from getting our ass beat everyday. My son has no idea how important his is to me and our family. He says "why should I respect you when you don't respect me" lol good one huh ladies. I said excuse me do you know who you are talking to? He said " yes I do tracy" He knows I hate when he calls me by my first name. So, I tell him, "when you learn how to talk to me and show me some respect" I do not want you to say one word to me NOT ONE. He was like whatever blah blah blah. So I said FINE no problem, just remember this boy. You need me more than I need you. I also told him I have had enough, I'm both mom and dad and I don't have to put up with you or your teenage attidude. You think you can treat me like this? Ha ya I don't think so. Think again. I also told him, "his assistant better get to the dmv and get an ID and look for a job. I'm done. So for about a week in half he's been all kiss as blah blah and I respond but I'm not giving in this time. I think it's working a little. Ladies I'm learning we as mothers we need to be CONSISTENT. Please send me some other advise of you like because any is helpful. I wish you all the luck wit your teens....just male sure you tell them you love them every day or every minute...even if they hate it bease deep down they do lice us their juse going tgrough a phase aND hopefully they cone around. Thank you for listening. Oh he cuses a lot too aND that has tone down because i bwen igoring hI'm aND i turned off his phone. Im going to be strong because this boy is my life and I think if I'm consistent he will come realize that I truly love and care about him and be there for him more than anyone.

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Steffani - posted on 08/25/2015

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He's 19. Living at home for free I am assuming because you told him to look for a job.

HE'S 19! No more free ride, respect or not it is time to grow up. He should be out there looking from 9 to 5 if he is not in school.

You are telling him to respect you. Respect your self and don't let him walk all over you. You do not have to be mean or cruel or disrespectful yourself, but the law has to be laid down and he has to grow up.

Good job on taking a stand!

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