This happened about a couple of weeks ago,I had a bad row with Jovial and it resulted of him not really talking to me through out that period.
We tried (me and wifey) to so called putting things right for him and my lovely wife began to share with him about those "rebellious years" that we went through as well when we were 16, just to tell him that we understood how he felt...when he was not feeling" that all right" while being "lectured"
When I was 16, I didn't even bother to talk to my father,when I was 'lectured" and how I didn't even talk to him until his left home (for some medical concerns) and I didn't even had the chance to talk to him even on his dying bed.
And as for my wifey,she too was sharing with him,how at 16, she went to disco,against her mother's consent and how even as now she felt bad about those "bad 16 years old " and the "heartaches" she had inflicted upon her mother....
Seriously speaking, I know I have together with my lovely wife raised a couple of good sons, we want them to grow up happy and want them to be proud of us as much as we are proud of them.
So, we are back on "talking term",when I went the extra mile to help Jovial to settle some "school issues" and I can feel that he truly appreciated it.
This morning when I read one piece of news of how a 18 years old boy plunged to his death in my home state Penang, I felt sad,supposedly he could not take the pressure of him not doing as good as his other siblings,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so much to ponder over this news,isn't it?
I love my boys but at the same time,I must let them know how to brave, face up and be bold when come against "failures" and "rejection"
P/S : Let me learn