I feel like I am in the twilight zone most of the time, he cusses like a sailor, is disrespectful, angry and irritated by anyone and everyone for no reason other than he might have seen the back of their heads. My husband and I are so non confrontational it is probably unhealthy, my children on the other hand keep life exciting by being exactly that!
How does one taper the oppositional in a child when every possible strategy backfires?
Sometimes all we can do is ignore the rhetoric and let it pass, but then any bystander feels the need to interject. Such a misunderstood, unrelenting, hard to handle, hard to ignore, stress inducing behavior that every armchair psychologist feels the need to weigh in on.
Onwards and upwards, school awaits….