Great adjectives for difficult child

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by TerryJ2, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I visited Cousin P today. She asked if she could give difficult child some money. NO, I said, and I told her what happened with-the lab work.
    She said, "That's very upsetting. He is both vulnerable and conniving."
    GREAT description!
     
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    That's better than mine. He is just conniving ;)

    Other adjectives to describe my little darling are selfish and manipulative. Any adjustives, guys, to describe YOUR little honey?
     
  3. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Immature, obstinate, manipulative, deceitful, dishonest, floundering, dramatic, unconcerned, unrepentant, lost.

    I could probably think of more.
     
  4. SuZir

    SuZir Well-Known Member

    Troubled, obnoxious, dramatic, passive-aggressive, backstabbing, stubborn, rebellious, reactive, labile, vulnerable, sensitive, intense, independent, bright, spectacular
     
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  5. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Liar, Sneaky, Willful, Artistic, Smart
     
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  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, reactive. :)
     
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I forgot unpredictable, angry and materialistic (to the extreme), plus judgmental.

    I wish I could also say "spectacular." I WANT to be able to type it like you did, Suzir. I could type it about all of my other kids. I can not say that about him. It's not that he doesn't have good traits. He is smart, and funny, responsible and can be charming. But I am too honest to think of him as spectacular. I feel guilty about that. I'm glad you can say that about your son, Suzir. He does seem difficult, but also like a special, never-gives-up young man who does love and respect you.
     
  8. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    disappointing :(
     
  9. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Self-defeating.
     
  10. pandora404

    pandora404 New Member

    Spendthrift (adjective): in the habit of spending too much money without thinking about the results
     
  11. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Ha! Here is why I have so much trouble accepting what is:

    Happy, smiling, sun-filled. Laughter. Christmas lights and magic. Gift and gift and gift.

    Cold eyes.

    Cold wind.

    Oh, for heaven's sake.

    Cedar
     
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