Pitfalls of Teenagerism

@clrumfelt (5424)
United States
November 18, 2008 10:03am CST
My son has just entered a tough stage of teenagerism and is so rebellious about everything. He's basically a good kid, but his stubborn streak has reach a magnitude I could only have imagined before. My grown daughter went through the teenagerism phase, but nowhere near as rebellious as this. Any advice?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
The best thing for you to do is to set limits and tell them if they do not toe the line, then you will take away their privileges. Also make sure that when they follow the rules, that you give them a little more privilege. For instance,you could get them to take charge of something around the house, like maybe making the meal one day or in charge of sorting the clothes for the laundry. They have to feel grownup.
@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Thanks for your reply. At this point, he thinks he KNOWS everything and wants to DO nothing. I think taking his computer away will be a step in the right direction.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Nov 08
I have a husband like that. They never grow out of it.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
It would help to keep the computer in the living room. I do think that having them make the meal one day a week would be a good idea. They can pretend they are Ramsey or one of the chefs on Iron Chef America. I suppose they do make macaroni and cheese at home, or scrambled eggs. Thanks for the best response.