Single mom with teenagers

Jaydee - posted on 03/02/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hey you moms out there!.....this is a WONDERFUL site to all of us moms ~ but, as the cirlce of life goes, my sons are now 15 and 17 and I need support! I was a stay at home mom for 10 years and thought that the way my boys were raised as youngsters would make the teen years much smoother. While the boys are respectful young menchildren and honor students, they treat me horribly. 16 months ago their dad decided to leave the marriage. Being a single mom in a big house and yard, I need the boys' help now more than ever. They are rude and disrespectful to me when I hand out the chore list. My heart breaks that they aren't filled with compassion and want to step forward to help take care of their mom. I know that I have been the solid, strong mom in the past, taking care of everything and organizing the daily plans ~ but now, I just can't do it anymore. This new life has taken them off guard. I am so disappointed with a broken heart. Any suggestions?


Louise - posted on 03/02/2011




I really know how you feel my sons are nearly 20 and 17 and I have to ask them to do everything. Take out the bins or cut the grass etc. They make it sound like I am asking them for half their wages or something. I hoped my children would of been more supportive but the truth is they have their own lives to live. I have raised all my kids and been a stay at home mum and now when I need them they are no where to be seen. I have no suggestions for you but all i can say is sit them down and tell them that if they are not willing to help out then you will have to buy somewhere smaller so that you can take care of it. Let them know the truth that you hoped they would of supported you in this difficult time and that you are disappointed in how they have reacted. May be this will shame them into helping out there mum.

Raising children is a thankless job us mums just do it so that our children can have the best start in life. But saying that it is nice when they appreciate what you have done for them!

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