Teen boy worse than a girl getting ready

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Teen boy worse than a girl getting ready
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 10:47am
I have a 13 yr old son who is driving me crazy in the mornings getting dressed for school! He can't find anything to wear that doesn't have some problem with it. Things like too big, too small, doesn't match, too short, too long, the back of the shirt sticks out, the collar sticks up, etc. etc. etc.!! Even on clothes bought not to long ago that he picked out and thought was great then! I can't and neither can anyone else see anything wrong with his clothes, only him and the mirror, lol. If it's not his clothes then it's his hair! It is ruiing my morings and starts out the day on a bad note for all! Sometimes he misses the bus and I have to drive him. I think he has some kind of mental problem when it comes to these issues, because there is nothing wrong and only he see's it!? Ok any advice for me?

Thanks, Carol

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Registered: 03-29-2003
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 11:22am
I have 3 boys and they all went thru that stage. They will out grow it. But in the mean time try telling him you will start getting him up earlier in the mornings if he can't get ready in time or when he misses the bus he will just have to miss school and pay the consequences. The last thing may be hard to do. If you do tell him that you will have to stick to your guns and don't back down. Hang in there. :)


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Registered: 04-28-2003
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 12:15pm
Too, I have a 15 yr old son, 10 and 11 yr old step-sons, seems like I see them all take turns in the look at me NOW. To keep them from total self focus I compliment them now and again, while I too will make small fun of flaws, they all have them if you look. They then see they are not all that, just another child becoming a man. Martin
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Registered: 03-14-2003
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 6:10pm
LOL. . .ok, the question to ask him is, "Who is the girl you're trying to impress?" LOL!

Funny thing is, don't most of us still go through this stage even as adults? I mean, we 'see' things that others really don't see and drive ourselves crazy.

My son isn't overly particular about his clothing, however his dad and sister are.