would like to know how to deal with a 15 yrs old who acts like he 2 yrs old .... please help


Lakota - posted on 05/29/2013




Not to be too harsh, but, if a 15 year old is acting like a 2 year old, then treat him like one. Take away all of the things he thinks are "15 year old rights" - cell phone, computer, video games, staying out with friends, watching his favorite older shows, etc. Give him a two year old bed time, let him only watch tv shows for a two year old, etc. I bet his two year old behavior changes shortly after.

Kimberly - posted on 03/08/2009




You are not alone I too have a 15 year old that acts like a 2 year old. But unfortunately at the same time she believes that she is the only person on the planet with problems. I found that chatting with her BF helps alot. Not only does it make her think hmmm wth my mom gets along with my friends. It is kind of a wake up call for her I think because she is becoming an adult and she needs to start acting like one... I also try to give her lots of attention....

Ruth - posted on 03/09/2009




Hi. I've read two books that might help - Parenting Teens with Love and Logic and Active Parenting of Teens. Both are excellent - very practical. This is an overwhelming time for teens and us. But there are great ideas out there to help us make it through. The best advice is to not take this personally and to know you are not in this alone. We're all muddling through together. Good luck. Ruth

Here is a story about Love and Logic: http://suchasmartmom.com/2009/02/25/heli...


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Jeanne - posted on 03/06/2009





My name is Jeanne I have 3 children my older son Sylvain is 19 years old with Twins Matthieu (ADHD) & Natalie will turning 17 years old on the 3rd of March. I'm a single mom over 40 will be 45 this coming May. Yes it's tough but I wouldn't change it or change them for the world!

As for me with 3 teenagers............tuff...but I tell them I will not tolerate that kind of behavior or that is not acceptable in this house.........that's the main thing, because with teen years then want to be 20 years old and they know everything. Another trick I did last year I changed all my portable phones and know I 2 desktop phone.....with help I can keep track how long they're on the phone......(shhh I partially listen to there conversation this helps a little) I also have about 4 calendars in my house each with there name on it .........and I keep track of dates such a prepare for test, when project are due. I have a lot of little tricks up my sleeve...ect...lol

He wants to act like a 2 year old treat him like one in front of other people........family.......friends.........take away privlegdes..........even PLAY TUFF LOVE this one work for me!

Let me know how things work out!

Keep in touch Jeanne

Jodie - posted on 03/05/2009




hi, i have just finished reading the book He'll Be ok, this book gives a little bit of insight into the world of a 15 year old boy, because like you i am wondering what  happened. hope it helps. jodes

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