09-02-2019 06:33 PM
09-04-2019 03:48 PM
Oh @Newtothis2019 it sounds like you've been doing your best at staying patient in a very frustrating situation. I think it's a good idea to talk this out with his father and come up with a plan together to deal with this - have you had a chance to do that yet?
Does anyone have any insights or tips?
09-06-2019 10:09 AM
This sounds like a dreadful start to your new family relationship. I can see how upsetting it would be for everybody. It is really hard to know what is going through the teens head without know him a little more and he isn't making it easy for you to do this.
I suggest that you have a good talk with your partner and maybe it would help to have something with the teen you do together...quality time. It doesn't have to be enjoyable but it helps. Maybe cooking dinner, playing games (electronic is fine), listening to music, planning a small considerate act for his dad or another person he loves. I find my kids fluctuate in their attitude to me but when we cook dinner together, even when they don't want to, I get a lot more positive responses to my requests and suggestions.
I will think about this a little more but in the meantime, big hugs.
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