“Nicholeen, I can't seem to correct my 16 year old son without him getting upset. He rolls his eyes and looks away from me. He just seems to have a wall surrounding him that none of us can penetrate. I know I am not the calmest parent either, but there must be something I can say to get his attention or something. What do you suggest?”
I want you to know that you are not alone. This is a common problem now days with teenage children. People often debate why this happens. (That would be another article.) One common cause is the teenager sees you as a burden. I know that sounds horrible. However, it is true for many teens.