I'm starting to go through some changes with my teen. I have made it a mission to always listen to my child during good and bad times. I wanted to be different from my mother. Children were to be seen and not heard, I didn't have a choice and my feelings certainly did not matter. I have never tried to be my child's best friend but I am trying to keep open communication. I'm noticing lately when I tell my child to do something, sometimes it goes in one ear and out the other. I mentioned to my child last night punishment will begin. My child looked at me and smirked as if they were telling me this was not going to take place. I was so angry, I walked away to gather my sanity. I refuse to be disrespected. At this time, I'm considering placing my child. Please tell me what you think? I love my child very much and I don't want to hurt my child but when the disrespect takes place I feel this way. I go above and beyond.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by krazyash023 at 8:59 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by mom2fivekids579 at 9:05 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by goaliemom93 at 9:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by honeys_sugamama at 9:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Teens are like our own little mirrors, they show you sometimes magnified, how well of a job we really did! And boy oh boy can it suck to be the parent of a teen at times! Then other times, it can be our proudest moments....
"Placed" if it is what I am thinking, sending them into the system, is your what get out of jail free card?
This anger might be displaced, her smirk made you mad, after calming down you know why she did it and you it pisses you off. That's on you not her! Cannot teach a teen something they already know.... you can say every dog can learn a new trick, so put on the new uniform and stick to your guns when it comes to consequences!!!! Time will prove to her respect goes both ways...
Answer by MikkiB at 10:06 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 10:39 AM on Jan. 27, 2009
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Answer by Mindy1018 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Jan. 27, 2009
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