chito5 asks:

How can I deal with my son's behavior?

he is 16 years old, he is a good boy, but some times he becomes untreatable.and he start to argument because he things he knows more than we can said to him
In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Feb 7, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Thank you for contacting and for reaching out for parenting assistance for your son.

At some point in time most all teenagers will try to prove to their parents that they know more than them and will become argumentative. It can be difficult because teenagers are not young children anymore, but they are not yet adults.  They can be impulsive and don't always think before they speak.

Teenagers can face peer pressure to use drugs, to not do their best just to fit into certain groups of kids at school, and to become involved in relationships before they are ready. The media is also a great source of pressure and temptation. It's also common for teenagers to take anger and their stress out on their families because they feel safe at home.

Please call or e-mail our Hotline to speak with a trained parenting counselor in more detail about your son. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to help parents with any problem they may be having with their children and teenagers. Our website is also a good source for parenting tips and information. You don't have to go through this alone. We are here to listen and to help...we hope to hear from you soon!


Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline

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