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It does get better!

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noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 09:53:35

My ds is 17 and has been an absolute nightmare the last year. Kevin the teenager with bloody knobs on. Things have really improved the last 6 weeks or so Nothing changed with us dp still strict and me still a nag but yesterday when I was out with him shopping two old ladies came up to me and said Your ds is a gentleman so rare to see! I was shock and so proud He had moved himself and some bags out of the way to help them off the bus. 6 months ago he wouldn't even have seen them let alone helped. He was v keen for me to 'Text Dad'! And when i went to uber cool skate shop with him he normally died of embarrassment and pretended he didn't know me but yesterday was happy for me to chat to his friends who work in there and looked quite relaxed! Thank god! Hang in there everyone smile!

GypsyMoth Fri 15-Jul-11 09:59:29

Have got through hell with 2 teen girls, just coming out of nightmare with dd2. Only to find ds,13 next month is starting..... 2 more boys after him to go too.

share Fri 15-Jul-11 10:04:11

Wonderful to read noddyholder.

noddyholder Fri 15-Jul-11 13:12:32

It is great the house feels like home again and not a battleground

mumblechum1 Fri 15-Jul-11 15:07:29

smile

cat64 Fri 15-Jul-11 16:32:53

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Schtum Mon 18-Jul-11 22:34:55

Great stuff, Noddy... There's light at the end of the tunnel.

Tortington Mon 18-Jul-11 22:38:05

grin great stuff

Theas18 Mon 18-Jul-11 23:55:23

How lovely for you and him:-)

sharbie Tue 19-Jul-11 00:01:37

phew good news

inkyfingers Tue 19-Jul-11 18:37:50

Great news! Hang on and memorise any comments/compliments about your DCs that you get over the years from anyone who offers them!

waycat Tue 19-Jul-11 19:32:53

This is so good to hear. DS1 is 16 and DS2 is 15. I get the odd glimmer of light here and there, so Noddy's post gives me hope for the future!

noddyholder Wed 20-Jul-11 15:26:41

He weeded the front today shock He wants something he must do

waycat Wed 20-Jul-11 18:50:10

Biddy I'm insanely jealous! It would be a miracle if either of my 2 merely put their heads out the door let alone actually setting foot outside! grin

waycat Wed 20-Jul-11 18:51:15

Sorry I meant Noddy! Stupid IPod and it's predictive text!

noddyholder Wed 20-Jul-11 18:53:26

grin. We have snack tea night on a wednesday sandwiches or beans on toast or something and he has just made us all cups of tea! It is really a bloody miracle. I am going with him and my mum to London tomorrow and I KNOW its going to be a pleasure instead of the usual torture(still want him to go to uni though to get rid its not THAt good!)

sharbie Wed 20-Jul-11 18:58:44

is he after some extra spending money for london perchance?

noddyholder Wed 20-Jul-11 19:00:04

Maybe. My mum will buy him something probably He needs swimming trunks but we are mainly going to visit and have a day out

Maryz Wed 20-Jul-11 22:25:19

I have only just seen this thread, but I am afraid to hope grin.

dd is lovely though (frantically cross fingers and toes and everything else).

ds2 made dinner tonight (a very nice stirfry shock), but I suspect he wants something.

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