What does it mean when your teenage son will only respond with “I DON’T CARE”. What do you as his father do with it? How do you support him when you seem to care and he doesn’t? Have you ever felt like you have to make him care? What is it you stand for in the face of his not caring?
Lots of questions and most of which I ask myself every time my son says these words. Are they really the words he is feeling or is it something else? I am starting to realize his “not caring” is also saying I’m afraid, I’m confused, I’m insecure, I’m ashamed, I’m angry, I’m depressed, I’m desperate, I don’t see a way out, I hate my life.
Who I am in the face of my son feeling these emotions is the man that will never give up on him. I am the man that will pray for him, I am the man that will stand with him and remind him of his blessings. I am the man that will let him go through his teenage journey and trust that he will find his way. I am the man that will witness his choices and from there the consequences. I have no guarantee of the outcome and I am afraid too.
Who are you in the face of your sons I DON’T CARE??