My 13.5 yr old ds and dh are constantly at odds with each other. Ds is challenging and does do things to purposely irritate dh (does with me also, but not as much). Dh yells at him, tells him to respect him, has grabbed him and forcibly put him into his room, etc. I almost always get caught in the middle as I cannot accept dh's behavior and since he is the adult and parent he has to immediately modify his behavior (does this make sense?). I have asked dh to allow me to function primarily as the disciplinarian, thus encouraging him to develop a better relationship with ds. As it is now, all they do is fight and argue. Their relationship basically sucks. Dh, however, is very persistent in trying to force his opinion on ds and is resistent to me as well. Any advice is appreciated. I'm at my wits end here.
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5/7/02 at 12:41pm