My son is 19 and rarely talks to me or his father. We get the “yep”, and not a real conversation. Even the relationship with his sibling is hot and cold, and a love/hate relationship. Sometimes I think it’s just sibling rivalry. Perhaps I’ve made a rod for my own back with allowing him to speak to us the ways that he does. My husband is tired and has given up. Some friends tell me to kick him out for the big wake up call, and others say that we need to continue to nurture him through the difficult teenage years. My doctor says that most males don’t snap out of this attitude until they’re 25 and if we can get through that all will be well.

Posted anonymously, 26th April 2015

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  • I had been living on my own and working full time for nearly 2 years when I was 19. I’d be inclined to tell him to grow up a little and learn to contribute and get a better attitude or leave. I didn’t have much to do with my parents at 19 but I didn’t live under the same roof as them either.


  • my kids are yet to hit their teens but at that age I’d been out of home for 2 years and rarely spoke to my parents. Years on, our relationship has improved and we are in contact on a more regular basis.


  • I think sometimes it’s best not to say hello to a teen until they say hello to you.


  • nice story for read


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