today is my sons 13th birthday, ive been dreading the teen years, but touch wood, up to now i havent had any major problems, i know this is just the start of it, so im not holding my breath haha. I remember my teen years and they were bloody hard, and i think kids theses days have it much harder in a way, any parents out there with teens got any advise on teenage boys? as im a single mum and there dads basically a waste of space.Thanks:)
I haven't got one, so all I can say is: good luck! It doesn't have to go badly...I hope it doesn't for you
I've got one piece of advice, yesterday he was 12. Nothing has changed. Just listen to him, respect his privacy and give him love and space.
Can't help with a son I'm afraid but my daughter was 13 towards the end of last year and she's as lovely as she ever was, if a bit moody at times! I'm afraid I've tended to be a bit of a control freak over the years so am having to force myself to give her a bit more space. I can still just about remember being that age myself :P so I try to remember what my "friendly interest" - asking what a friend was phoning about, for instance - might seem like if overdone!
And I remember reading somewhere that even hulking great teenage boys still need lots of hugs and affection! :)
thanks for all your replys, as to him being a hulking great teenager, he,s the total opposite, he hasnt had his growth spurt yet, still waiting for that:hihi: he does get moody at times but not too often, and he still gets, (and wants) plenty of hugs and loves, so i think i must be doing something right.:)
Ah, the growth spurt! Well here's a tip for when the time comes: keep the house stocked up with TONS of food. And if you've bought something specially for a particular meal or recipe - hide it :hihi: