my daughter is 15 and this is what i would do : How to deal with a ungrateful child...1) Stop ALL sleepovers with immediate effect! 2) Take away all his pocket money 3) After dinner/breakfast etc MAKE him clean up the kitchen..4) Make him pack and fold all the ironing 5) When taking him to school dont say a word, only i love you and goodbuy...now you carry on doing this for at least 2 weeks and it must be constant..look, you clearly love your son alot and yes just like you i too spoiled my girls and i`m also paying or it BUT i had a choice...let them be brats or show them how to be conciderate and thankful for what they have, it was tuff and boy did they fight me on it, but i didnt give in..you got to make him realize that he needs to appreciate the roof over his head, food in his tummy, a good education he has and by that he needs to help around the house...he`ll try you and test you just dont give up. You clearly value your role as a mother and want to give him the very best, you still can, he needs to pull up his socks. I told my daughters if they dont come right all that they`ll get in their christmas stocking will be filled out forms for boarding school (altho i`ll NEVER do it lol) you are a brave woman and clearly a fantastic mom...u went thru hell and u need help...Hubby is his parent too and he needs to back you up all the way....who said being a mommy is easy huh? Our work is never done..take time for yourself and if need be and you can afford it, try and get a maid in once or twice a week..chin up, it`ll all get better..u`ll see ;) ((hugs))
Source: we neva got a damn manual for this, did we???
27 mths ago