Re: 13 Year Old Step Son
I don't know much about combining families together that already have kids. But my son changed drastically and we found out he was taking drugs. We were a close family; he was charming, funny and talkative. Now he is secretive, totally self-centered, sometimes disrespectful and mean. I know it's not the real him, but drugs (and alcohol) can drastically change someone's personality. I attend Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings. The average age that kids go from sweet to having an "attitude" was about 15 years old. So young. Keep telling him you love him, keep reminding him to treat others with respect. It's not a suggestion, but a request for peace in your household. I've hard by age 25 the brain is more developed and teens become human again. I sure hope that's true and that we can all last that long. LOL Good luck!