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First you would need to identify the root of this behavior. If it has been and old issue or a recent one. What is leading to it? What triggers it? Many times young people get disrespectful when angry, and being that anger is not a core feeling but the expression of sadness, frustration, fear and other feelings, it could be anything what is leading to such behavior.
Regardless the origin, any abusive language-behavior is not acceptable and must be confronted. You confront the abusive behavior not the person, try to offer understanding after setting a boundary. Dialogue and ask him to share with you what is it that is making feel that upset or frustrated. Be patient and supportive, that would increase your chances for him to open up. If that does not happen, you would still make it clear such behavior is unacceptable, that he needs to be respectful and find healthy ways to vent his feelings. In case he does not comply you would have to implement a consistent consequence for him to change it. Then every time it happens, you immediate confront the behavior, give him a chance to apologize and vent and if with no result, you apply the previously defined consequence.
He is already old enough to distinguish what ifs ok and what is wrong, so he must be clear about the core rules for him to continue being under the same roof receiving the affection, caring and support you offer to him. He needs to be accountable and grateful about that, otherwise it would be unhealthy to keep supporting him when he is not willing to even respect you.
When things calm down do your best trying to share with him and find out what is bothering him, being empathic and offering support. The family as a whole should share for it to create a healthy and pleasant environment for young adult children.
In case things escalate, professional counseling should be considered.
Then there is a chronic issue here and it is essential to find out what it is. Discipline is necessary including setting healthy and clear boundaries, but to find core issue-s leading to such behavior is important too. An unacceptable behavior must not be tolerated, even more if it is about abuse towards a parent. Please consider previous recommendations.
I asked you about my adopted son's using foul language. You asked me how old he was when I adopted him and how long it has been going on. I said age 9 and several years.. That was a while ago
Thank you for your long answer, although I have been consistently applying a negative consequence (a fine) which unfortunately is not working.
My first concern, however, is I seem to have started this under the wrong screenname
Under this one, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, I have unlimited questions.
I understand you have unlimited question but this interface is limited to concrete questions-answer.
If you have more questions please file a new request for a new answer.
I think I figured out how to do this. I'll ask you a pro forma question from my other screenname and I'll accept your short answer.
How can I get you when I log into justanswer in a few minutes?
I asked for you on my account id XXXXXXXXXXXX about 15 minutes ago,
Can you send me an email with a one word answer to:
Should I administer the negative consequence totally consistently?
Are you still sending these out or is it automatic? I've responded 5 times with why I'm not accepting it from my other screenname.
I can see that the two are crossed. I just got a legal response and I know I sent it from my [email protected] account
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