Mother of 4 Teenagers....

I have 4 children that are between the ages of 12 and 16.  My boys are 12 and 16 and my girls are 13 and 14.  I hear all the time that boys are so much easier than girls....but I totally disagree with this.  My girls are so much easier to raise than my boys.  Granted my girls cost me more money....but they are so well behaved, make wonderful grades and make good choices.  They are in a lot of school activities (pom, drama...etc) that can be expensive though.  But because of the grades they make and the actions from them I do not mind at all.   My boys on the other hand are a little more difficult.  They both struggle with grades and they are very hard to get motivated.  My oldest son has seemed to lose interest in organized activities at school (I hope this is a phase) and his grades are slipping.  My youngest just floats around happy as a clam....  I am a very young mother but I am and always have been a very protective parent.  My children are well behaved and generally stay out of trouble.  I have a very close relationship with my children and we talk all the time.  I just wish my oldest would open up and talk to me more.  I really worry about him sometimes.  There are times he says he has lost the desire to do anything....he gets depressed.  Does anyone have any ideas to help him snap out of this?  He has been seeing a counselor and that helps a bit....but I really want him to feel he can talk to me too. 

BrandiMG BrandiMG
36-40, F
1 Response Mar 9, 2009

Right now I have a 5 yr old, 2 - 11 yr olds, a 14 yr old and a 15 yr old