Difficulty with teenage son
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This week has been a nightmare with my 16 year old son. I need some advice on how to handle his attitude towards me. Let me give you some information. I was involved in a truck accident 1 week ago yesterday, which totalled my husband's truck. Luckily the other driver was not injured and I only suffered minor injuries. My son now is making fun of me in front of his friends because of the accident,when he is riding with me in the other vehicle he is constantly tewlling me how to drive and reminding me that I could be in another accident if I don't watch what I'm doing and do what he tells me to do because he thinks he is a much better driver than I am since he has not had an accident yet, even though he has knocked off the mirror off our van the same day he got his liscence but he says that doesn't count because the driver in the other lane push him over against the mailbox making the mirror come off. He has been talking back to me everytime I ask him to do somethingand refuses to clean his room. But the biggest thing was when we bught a new truck this week and we told him about the truck before we picked it up from the dealer, he went ballistic because it did not have an extra seat that he could sit in. He had wanted us to get a truck with an extened cab which my husband is too short to see over the top of the hood to drive. I explained that to him and he started cursing at me and saying that that was not true. When we brought the truck home he is refusing to even look at it. He is now in pouting mode. He will only talk to us when he wants something from us. What should I do ?