(Strip Number 1212, Original Publication Date, 22 October 1987)
Panel 1: A short while later, a panicky Elly asks John what has happened to somehow change Michael.
Panel 2: When she states that Mike is rude, sullen and makes smart-alecky remarks when asked to help out, one would expect John to join most of the human race in asking how that constitutes any sort of change in his behaviour.
Panel 3: Instead, Panicky Idiot Number Two says that IT might have happened and he might be changing into one of THEM.
Panel 4: Elly gasps in horror because her BAAAAAAYYYYYYYBEEEEEEEEE is becoming an evil monster teenager who hates happiness and goodness.
Summary: This is a woman who shrieked in despair when two-year old Lizzie first started showing signs of having a personality because her BABY was gone and replaced by something cruel and mother-hating with terrible, terrible anti-mother free will. Expecting her to do anything but make a dog's breakfast of being the parent of an adolescent is something of a non-starter, I should think.