Frustrated with 13yr old son...
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|Fri, 10-01-2010 - 7:55pm|
Hi, I am new to this board. My name is Dawn and I am the mother of 3 boys. My oldest son will be turning 14 in December and somedays I am not sure that he is going to make it to his birthday.
Austin is a smart kid with a very outgoing personality. The problem is he doesn't apply himself at school or at home. He is constantly in trouble at school for not following directions, not doing homework, talking, making poor choices. Then he comes home and blames everything on the teachers, he refuses to take any responsibility for his actions. Not to mention he has a pretty smart mouth, although I think he is finally learning when to shut his mouth and go to his room.
He can be happy, smiling, and easy to be around one minute and then just like a light switch has been turned he is moody, rude, disrespectful. I am at my wits end and just wondering if this is typical teenage behavior or something different? Any advice or suggestions are welcome.