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9.4.08

We definitely butt heads...

I have a 17 1/2 yr old son and recently divorced (separated in Oct-divorce final was final in Feb)--not a good situation for about 3 years prior to me finally filing for divorce. Although he is "good" by today's standards so to speak, we definitely butt heads and have to work on our communication skills.

Christian is a Junior now, plans to move out right after he graduates next year and does plan to go to college...he is very smart but does not apply--and has not been applying himself as he should to school for years now.......

He is not doing well in school--sees his father rarely ---chores are an issue--girlfriend (of 1 1/2 yrs) consumes his time--Dad is raising her and works nights.

UP SIDE -- he is VERY into music and in a band...GOOD friends from Mom/Dad homes with siblings and he is respectful most times. He just wants ALOT of (in my opinion) unearned privileges and threatens to go stay with Dad more and more.

My Out-of-Control Teen

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