my 14 yr old son

Tiffany - posted on 03/21/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




He very hiper....wants attention...said bad words all the time. ...but when I ask him to clean house or room he would say no or not now then when he tells me mom im going to friends house I said room clean yet ?? He said no then we fight cuz he dont understand what mom wants order for her son to go I am having issues of being nice guy to bad min he said im cool mom then next min he hate how can I get my 14 yr boy to mind my rules and keep fights down ???


Jodi - posted on 03/21/2015




Don't fight back! Set down the rules of your household very clearly and then don't fight about it. Let him argue at you, but that doesn't mean you have to fight back. Just repeat to him that these are the rules and you are not arguing about it. Also have in place some consequences for if he argues about it. If he decides to argue about his chores, give him more chores. Or let him know that argument about the chores means no going out with friends at all. However, he can't have these rights of going out with his friends without also making sure his responsibilities are taken care of.

Time to sit down and have this conversation with him, and then be consistent about enforcing it. Don't ever argue back, though, because then you are getting into the power struggle, and you are giving away your power as a parent,

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