My 12-year-old son argues with me about EVERYTHING. He is now saying that he wants to not go to college and live in a van. I told him fine, that is his decision when he is 18. He kept on with it because he wanted me to argue with him. I told him at this point when he is 12 there is no reason for me to argue about something like that...he kept on and on and on. It really bothers my 9 year old daughter and she cries because my son and I end up in debates/arguments almost every day and they are lasting for hours sometimes. When he was about 1 or 2 years old, he would have a complete meltdown if I moved a picture or rearranged any furniture in the house. Every time we needed to go somewhere he would have a complete tantrum because he did not want to change what he was doing. I had to force him to go to the store, or anywhere I needed to go, with him kicking and screaming. He had a complete breakdown when he was 2 and I got my hair cut. He told me last night that I never take them on any family trips. I said I had taken them to the beach several times in the last 6 months or so. He said, "well it wasn't fun. You never take us on any fun family trips." He has a friend who lives about a mile and a half from us. He wants to walk there but it is a busy road and then down a wooded road so i told him he ahs to let me take him. He argued and argued and cried because I wouldn't let him walk there. He got me to buy him pants at the beginning of the year from PacSun and now he refuses to wear them. he cries every single time he gets his hair just trimmed. He always, always says something is wrong with whatever I cook. One day he likes a certain food, the next day he hates it and I should know that he hates it.