Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts & feedback! It sure has been trying! While I do believe and agree that teenagers go through various stages, as I've witnessed my 13 began! Yes I have a 13 year old too !🤪 It just doesn't feel acceptable with my older ones...at this point (have to be here). They both know how we feel, as this has been going on a long time unfortunately. Example- my daughter works at a camp, we went there for dinner last night, she says hi to her Dad, gives him a hug, mumbles hi to me and goes on. She comes and sits to eat with us, holding her conversation with him only the whole time. She parks in front of the garage after being asked repeatedly not to, leaves her trash in the floors, in my car, etc... nobody picks up after themselves! Nobody!! We have to tell our 18 & 20 yr olds to clean up after themselves. And these kids can be responsible- we've seen them! Just not at home & particularly her with me. She crafted some pictures for a children's class she's helping teach this summer in the living room floor & before going to bed I find glitter all over my rug & chair - I told her to vacuum it at 10:30 that night! I didn't care if she was asleep or not! It's exhausting! Her disrespect is so harsh & trying! Then my sons new thing is to smile- that's it! He might have just been asked to mow the yard 3 times & upon the 3rd time, I'm frustrated- he then goes to do it just as though no biggie! All it happy & great🤦🏼♀️
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I have a 18 year old son & 20 year old daughter. They are great kids- can work hard, speak respectfully & kindly with confidence to other people, if they are asked to help someone they do their best, they are kind friendly kids to the extended family & mean as snot to me & their dad & younger siblings. Oldest is getting married- We set a certain amount for wedding- she never said thank you, zero gratitude, if I ask her something she glares at me- no communication. If I joke around with her, she snaps at me- I feel like I've been walking on eggshells for about 8 months now with her IN MY OWN HOME! My 18 year old son doesn't speak to us. He has a dream, he says he's working on it- so he studies a lot- he's not in school, he won't get a job, he won't buy a vehicle, because he's trying to get into real-estate, which he is doing- waiting on a appraisal, however, he stays in his room most always, doesn't speak much to us, says he can't learn from us, because he doesn't like how we are as he's trying to learn from millionaire real-estate guru's (which I've encouraged) but now it seems a little out of hand. They both will do what we ask them to, but nothing on their own & they definitely hold bitterness & grudges. They say we don't understand their feelings yet they continue to treat us like crap. Am I missing something? Any advice? Anyone else experienced the silent treatment & uglyness at this stage???
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