@happygirl - This seems like typical teen “ache” as I call it. I’ve often wondered how they can be so rude at home and be angels to these aunties outside. Aunties are always saying what a nice child, you have no reason to complain, look at how good etc! Know that your son is not doing anything drastic that requires you to be stressed. He’s trying to push his boundaries a little and he’s also mad that he can’t do what he wants when he wants. I agree with everything posters above me have said. Teens do not respond well to strictly enforced discipline as much as they do to calm but firm handling. Gaming is addictive. It needs to be handled so you are on the right track there. I’ve noticed that boys because of their make up are hard to break away from their gaming screens. Giving him a time limit to spend on games, having him do the negotiating with you are all good things to consider. Maybe you can compromise on more game time over the weekend or on holidays but never unlimited. Since he’s already a good student, look at extra curricular activities for him and enroll him in them. Don’t make it a must do. Have a conversation with him and bring it out of him. I’ve noticed boys playing basketball and cricket with their dads around here. Some are even fishing around the lake. See if he’s open to the idea of spending time outside the house with his Dad. That could take him away from the game and give him the physical benefits as well. Usually I see a group of 2/3 dads and kids playing together. If it were my son, I would make it about dad needing exercise and not having any motivation to go out. I would give him the job of making dad workout daily. Don’t worry too much about the rudeness and don’t take it personally. Definitely give him a consequence for it but know that it’s his hormones. I got this advice from a friend and it helped me immensely during the early teen phases.