I don't know where to start but I will keep it short. My daughter will kick and scream when asked to join me in prayer. She's 9 years old. One night this week, she really kicked up a fuss for Maghrib and disturbed our prayer all the way through by banging the walls, screaming etc just because she won't take her wudu and change for prayer. If this wasn't bad enough, my 11 year old son who deceives me sat in front of the computer later on, wearing nothing but skimpy shorts and slouched in a chair for his Qur'an lesson. I was so horrified as he knows better I couldn't speak other than 'No... No'. My wife who is in her mensus at the moment (and I'll explain why I stated that in a minute) got up from her bed (Just before Isha) when I asked her to in order to see what was going on and gave my son a shirt. Then as far as I could see, started defending his actions. My wife when in her mensus just 'switches off'. The kids see this and play up. When they only see me praying they think it's okay to skip as their Mum isn't etc.
I was so horrified about the complete disrespect for the Holy Qur'an I just left the house and cried and slept out in my shed about 4km away - I didn't come back that night.
My son deceives me in almost every way. He can't be bothered to wash his feet when taking wudu, he pretends to pray (in his bedroom with his door shut) when actually he's doing anything but prayer. I have struggled with him for years and years. I feel I have brought them up with good guidance paying particular attention to the Sunnah and the Holy Qur'an and always provide real life examples.
I really don't know what to do. This threw me in a deep state of sorrow, not depression, but real sorrow. I can hardly bare look at my son and my wife and I haven't spoken apart from 'Salam' for two days.
I don't know what exactly I'm asking for here, I just need to get it out in the open as I have no friends here in this town. I live in rural Australia and there are no other Muslims around.
I really feel alone in this.
I've tried so hard.