Oh help!!! Suddenly my son has turned into Harry Enfields Kevin. He is 13 going on 14. It's just me and my two at home,my daughter is 16. She is constantly glued to her laptop and my son has to be regularly prised off of his Xbox. They hardly ever speak to me! I'm feeling really down about it actually,it's really not easy. I do put rules down about the Xbox,we've just had a big talk about it in the last week,it's mainly the noise,he plays it in his bedroom but he can talk to his friends at the same time and the noise in constant. Probably in our day it was more loud music coming from our bedrooms! I guess it's just an age old problem and I'm grateful my two dont go out and cause trouble. I just feel very claustrophobic with it,I'm so sensitive to noise and to bad moods,I spend a lot of time with my headphones on listening to music. They don't really want to do things like play board games anymore and trying to get them to walk the dogs with me is a rare occurrence and I would rather walk them myself than have another argument. I do know they could be a lot lot worse as one of my friends is really going through it with her daughter. I just find it so hard battling with boundaries and petty arguments especially as my mental health isn't so good at the moment which is probably making me over sensitive and I need to get things into perspective. That's why writing these blogs helps so much as we can get our feelings out in a safe way.
Anyone else here living with teenagers?