Here I was waiting for difficult child to grow, for his voice to change. Since being in high school I thought it would give him much needed self confidence. easy child went through puberty with no problem. Wouldn't even have noticed. OMG...I am NOT ready to deal with this. How long does it last. His voice is changing I think. One day he has a voice, the next he has no voice. Though he was getting a cold. This has been going on for a couple months. Last night I heard him on the phone and his voice was cracking. He won't talk to me at all. When I get the rare opportunity to speak to him he is mean. Any comment that comes out of his mouth is mean. (to me) I am "lame". He comes home from school and puts his backpack on the table and goes to his room. That's it. Unless he goes to his girlfriends. Today after he went to school (he never opens his backpack once he gets home)..anyway after he left for school I went to his room to pick up clothes for laundry. Crumpled up condom wrapper. Opened his drawer...another one. I am at a loss. I have talked to him. He says he isn't doing anything. So how long will he think I am "lame", hide in his room, be rude and angry. Only angry with me. I went away for the weekend and he didn't want to see me when I came home. How long will this last?