Your son needs to learn how to use those teachings. My high schooler definitely pushes the envelope with us. However, I learned quickly our time with our children is far to short. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this stuff! But if you feel that he has things to say but just cannot seem to do it, I would have an open conversation about that. I never expected this from this particular child…maybe my others, but not him.
If you have something you need him to know, offer a series of clear points.
What a Teenage Boy Needs Most from his Mom
Thank you for sharing and confirming I may be on the right path. Best of luck to you and your family. What activities do you partake in with your boys?? I really encourage you to just talk to her about how you feel. Instead, it might overwhelm or intimidate him. I have my house rules and boundaries but when it is broken, somehow he follows the consequences but drifts away or begs for forgiveness and I give him another chance thinking I am compromising because he is older.