My pastor has shared with us that if you have your child's heart than these ten years don't have to be so trying and I've discovered it's true.
It also helps that the norm for where we live is that children grow up being respectful, they say, "yes ma'am (or sir)" and their please and thank yous. I love the look on other adult faces when my children are so polite, that I layer brag about it to my children so they know how proud I am of them.
We still have issues and there's arguments but we do not tolerate slamming doors or yelling.
my older kids don't disrespect me anymore; I used to have doors slamming in my face, the cursing, the yelling, 'you don't understand', the "leave me alone!'. Boy, all that drama has contributed to my gray hairs. I don't know what these kids want from me anymore.
Love, empathy, compassion and reminding myself that their actions and attitude are just a normal hormonal phase...and too remembering how rough my own teen years were, helps a lot.
M........ Am a teen child and just talking to ur child and try to understand him/her goes a long way. My dad's had it a lot of times
That all depends on why they're acting that way? Is this something recent? Have they always been disrespectful and you never dealt with it before? Not enough info.
it's too late