Originally Posted by Scannerguard
I know it's easy to blame the divorce; the problem with that though is let's just say none of us is surprised it happened with THIS kid. He pulled this crap before and is just totally different than the older son, who is laid back, listens, doesn't get in trouble for the most part.
I am not opposed to a belt whipping either. I got them when I was a kid and I am not scarred, don't hate my parents, etc. and can say I deserved every belt whipping I got.
THIS kid? How often does he hear you comparing him to the "favored child?" They don't even have to hear you -- they can sense it. My opinion is that he has been given the message that he's the "bad" kid so he might as well ACT that way.