My dad is angry with me simply because he says I think about only myself and not my siblings and that is so wrong. I love my siblings so much, and because of that he has started being rude to me and is just shouting and screaming and saying that he is not going to bother with me. He says that I am ungrateful, but I am always grateful for what he can and cannot do for me. What should I do?

Answer

Perhaps it might help if you remind your dad you’re a teenager and doing your best to cope with hormones and schoolwork and acne and all other pressures, but you certainly haven’t lost sight of how important your family is.

Ask your dad what his life was like when he was your age. If he makes a fuss about how hard it was, ask him what he did to cope. Try and get him to see that you need him to help you get through these difficult years.

Maybe if you can position his ‘head’ in a place where he can view himself as your helpful father instead of him thinking he has to yell at you, things might calm down.

Father’s often feel like their kids are some kind of ‘competition’ or ‘challenge’ as they enter their teenage years. I wish they’d just let their kids grow up and provide guidance instead of ‘discipline,’ but someone has to help them see the difference. Maybe your mother could help him see what he’s doing. Talk to her about it.

Updated on May 31, 2018

Original Article:

I Hate My Dad—Trouble at Home
By LongTimeMother
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