11- years old son has lately been very chaotic. Although he dotes me,
but at times purposely creates havoc, doesn't listen to, and retaliates
rudely. Also he is rude to visitors. Should we send him to boarding school?
Please advice. - T.S., (Bhopal)
He is going through a normal pre-teenage phase of being rebellious. At
this age the body undergoes many subtle changes. Be firm, but kind.
am 21 years old and my mother thinks I have boyfriends, though I am not
involved with anyone. Even if a male friend calls me at home, she thinks
I am having an affair. I want to study, but my father is looking out for
a match for me. I am fed up please help. - A.B. (Jabalpur)
Obviously, they have a different set of values. Probably they are being
considerate about their loving daughter, in this ugly, changing world.
Try talking to them sensibly and explain your stance. Work out a compromise.