Referring to my 14 year old son that is! He informed me a few nights ago that he "hates his life".
The comment came out during a discussion (not going in his favor). So I ask why, and he replies...'Because of you".
Well, I again ask ...Why? He says..."Because I'm always grounded". So I inform him that is not because of me, that is because of him. So he says..."No, I don't ground myself, you do that".
You see how the conversation is going....absolutely nowhere! I'm getting nowhere, and he's learning nothing. This all began over bad grades. lying about homework, playing video games when they were taken away from lying about homework. Fooling around in class, notes from teachers about the fooling around, etc. etc.
Now....fast forward about 2 hours......
He says...."Mom, do you think we could go to EB Games? (a video game store). So, I say, maybe in a while. So, he says...."And I have $29, but the game I want is $55. So, I'll just work off the rest of the money if that's o.k. with you?" And you know my grades have come up and everything...right? And I won't play the game until I'm off restriction.
God I dislike teenagers sometimes. Someone pleeeease tell me you can relate?!