2 min read.Updated: 27 Dec 2014, 12:50 AM ISTGouri Dange
Children pick up on what is tacitly allowed by one parent, though it bothers the other parent
My 11-year-old son behaves rudely with me. He answers simple questions with a frown or a sneer, or worse, talks back, like, “You tell me if you think I’ve packed my bag or not." Sometimes, he even mimics me while repeating my question. Frankly, I feel like slapping him (but I don’t). I ask him about things like his school bag because he often forgets to take some things and gets notes from his school about this. His father travels a lot, so when he is in town, their interaction is very good and my son is on his best behaviour. Also, my husband gets him gifts. I have told my husband about this rude behaviour and he thinks I should just ignore him when he does this and not take it personally. Do you agree?