Preteen's

United States
July 30, 2016 1:20pm CST
Ok I have a preteen boy and his attitude is getting out of control. Especially towards his dad. He is constantly disrespectful towards us. I would appreciate any help from anyone who has or is going through this. Please help
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@moffittjc (42168)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jul 16
Sorry that I can't be more helpful. My own son is 13 now, and so far he has remained very respectful towards both me and his mother. Of course, that could change in a few short years. I wish I knew the answer. That's one of the biggest worries I have right now with my son, is that he'll go through that rebellious stage soon. I have been lucky so far with my daughter (she's almost 17) that she hasn't changed all that much from her sweet preteen self. Good luck with you on your son, and I hope you survive his teenage years!
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• United States
30 Jul 16
Thank you very much. My son is 12 almost 13 and I sometimes wonder where he gets it from. Because I never disrespected my parents. And I would like to get it in control before its to late.
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@moffittjc (42168)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Jul 16
@Ilovebunnies Hopefully, it's just a phase. Every teen goes through major hormonal changes, and it affects every person differently, so that may be a big part of it. The other part is that as they get older they want to exert their independence, and so sometimes it causes them to want to act out against authority. I went through that with my own parents.
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• United States
31 Jul 16
@moffittjc Thank you hon I hope he does outgrow it.
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@MALUSE (39230)
• Germany
30 Jul 16
I have no children of my own but I was a teacher for 40 years. I know about pubescent problems from teacher/parents conversations. An idea is to punish the boy by not allowing him everything if he doesn't behave. Some parents were rather surprised when I suggested this. One father (of an older boy) said, "We allow him to take the car whenever he wants to have it. Yet, he's insolent towards us." I said, "Well, don't give him the car in future when he's insolent." The man was grateful for this pieceof advice. Strangely, he hadn't thought of this himself. I don't know what would be a punishment for your son. I'm sure,you'll find something.
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• United States
30 Jul 16
Thank you very much for your advise hon! It helps to know that I am not the only one.
• New Delhi, India
30 Jul 16
I only tell one thing that never ever disrespect full with your parents. Its really hurt when you hurt your parents. They sacrifice their on things to fulfill your dreams. Feeling very sad about this.
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• United States
30 Jul 16
Yes you are right most parents sacrifice everything for their children. And some kids just do not care.
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