Times are a changin'
I got some good advice on another thread about SS19 and kids his age. It was, and continues to be, frustrating when I see him on the phone all the time and not appearing engaged. I have to adjust my way of thinking that this is the way kids do things now and there's no putting the genie back in the bottle. Also, I was putting DW and SS in no-win positions because I resented having another adult in the house whom I had to support. Bottom line is that I am discovering that adjustment is a two way street if you want to keep your sanity. It isn't 1983 anymore and I don't think we can deal with skids like we were handled. It's like a different culture.