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Ungrateful teenagers!

December 31st, 2006 at 03:27 pm

This is more a rant than anything. I have a son who is almost 16. (also have two other children son, 21 and daughter 20, who live away from home already.) First off, I would like to say that he is not a bad kid, he is kind, good hearted and very polite. Man is he lazy though, he also thinks money grows on trees! I did not bring him up this way. Money has always been pretty tight, I have never recieved child support for him and have always had to work to support him. I bought him a coat at Ross Dress for Less about a month ago, it was 14.99. A couple of weeks later I noticed the coat was torn so I said, I cannot believe that coat is already torn! You should be more careful! He says to me, "It only cost 14.99 anyway, what's the big deal?" It really irked me, maybe it it is just me......what does it matter how much it costs? He sure did not have 14.99 to buy it but expected for me to have it! Kids, I just cant seem to get into his head how hard money is to come by! He thinks it grows on trees! He does not recieve a lot of things and usually does not get any money to spend as he refuses to earn it. Nothing motivates him!

5 Responses to “Ungrateful teenagers!”

  1. Amber Says:

    No it is not just you, I agree $14 is $14 and he should apprecite all you do and sacrfice. Try making him work around the house for things he wants...good luck I hope he grows out of it

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I totally understand. My teen ager daughter was like that at now at age 37, she is still the same way. I finally quit giving her money about 6 years ago, so now she has nothing to do with me! I hope your son changes.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Almost 16, huh? Time for a part-time job, I think. Nothing will teach him the value of money faster than a job and getting that first paycheck and seeing the huge chunk taken out of it by the government. Oh, and make him wear the torn coat, don't let him have a new one until he earns the money himself. Then tell him how many hours he had to work to earn it, so he equates work with buying things.

  4. Angie Says:

    I am a divorced single 47 yr old christian woman, that is raising one 13 1/2 yr old daughter. She used to be a sweet church going girl. And now all hell has broken loose. I am at my wits end. She expects from me the best and expects to do nothing for it. I am a easy going go with the flow kind of person and she is just like her dad who I divorced. I am about ready to pack her up and send her to her dads. Which would put her in a different school district that she hated and we moved from. What do I do besides shooting her which is a sin. She has told me she hates me and doesnt want to talk to me at all and if I bring a counselor in she will refuse to talk to them. Please help!

  5. AnaMarie Luciano Says:

    i have a 14 year old boy who can be sweet one minute and an asshole the next! He cuts schools almost everyday - he totally blew ninth grade and now has to gain all those credits and then some! I won't even mention my pot smoking 16 year old daughter who blew eleventh grade as well! Im so done with them both - I too want to haul them off to their dad - but i know he has even less control and is very passive - gods know what could happen to them! They dont earn a darn thing and i try never to put them down - but it doesnt matter - i give and dont get back anything at all..it's depressing and embarassing

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