It all started out as a simple and sincere question from a concerned mother of an 11-year-old boy who decided to ask Quora people a personal question.
She wondered how could she tell her wonderful 11-year-old son in a way that won’t bring him down that the way he has been talking to her, disrespectfully, makes her not want to be around him.
It’s a pretty familiar scenario, and many moms who have raised kids into their teen years will tell you that their sweet little kids quickly turned into moody middle schoolers overnight.
There were many responses to the question, but one particular stood out from the crowd. It came from a fantasy writer and mother of two from Australia, Jo Eberhardt, and it was so spot-on that we just had to share it with you.
Check out Eberhardt’s response for yourself below: