Posted by WaterCup
What's the title of the book, Truecap? I have an Aries child, he'll be 4 in April. He is a very sweet child...for now. But I'd still like to read up on them.
Posted by Damnata
I think by you buying him a car, you only encouraged him. You saw his issue with entitlement, tried to reason to him, instead of being firm. You probably took the "What we have is good enough, we have clothes, food" reasonable stance, which he cannot respect because he shouldn't even have the nerve to complain about what he's given. He knows he can be as bratty as he wants, and you'll keep placate his behavior, which further encourages him.
If you do charity work, it would be nice to talk him alongside you, so he can actually witness for himself how poor some people are, and how hard it is to get by. He sounds like he was never exposed to this type of life, so he has no awareness about the reality around him.
You mentioned in a different thread, your ex husband kept living beyond his means. The Aries probably witnessed this behavior coming from an adult, so he thinks he can have the same mentality. What's his relationship with his Dad? Does he cater to the Aries or is he a firm figure?
Posted by champrangerPosted by truecap
I have an Aries male teenager. I am trying to teach him that he can not just state his opinion as bluntly as he sees it, because he can not treat people that way. I am telling him his thoughts are his, but how he presents his thoughts to others needs to be considered because he is beginning to come across as rude.
This cannot be taught. We are wired this way ... blunt and direct. It is only when he starts to lose people he care about due to his own harsh words/reactions, that is when it will truly sink in ...click to expand
Posted by rockyroadicecream
Haven't you come here asking about your son before?