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We have our neice staying with us. Our children are 6, 3, and 1. She is staying with us for a while because she has started to disrespectful to her mother and not listening to her. Her mom took away her phone and her ipod. All day she was ok talking with us and everything. Well then she tried to play my husband and me. Last night my husband told her she wasnt allowed to have a phone or get on our computer because this is what her mother said and we will listen to her mom. today she tried asking me when my husband wasnt around to get on the computer, I told her no because that is her rule. now she is crying and not talking and she is refusing to eat and staying in the room that is in in. I understand where she is coming from and yet I agree with her mother, is there anyway to help this child to be happy she is on a vacation. and she shouldnt be so worried aobut what is happening 100's of miles away! the only thing she worrys about is her boyfriend, who is a SOB, he left her in the woods and told her he wasnt taking her home, then he treats her like shit, so the plan was to have her out here with us on a vacation to get her away from him. She was even told by a PO that if she hung out with him anymore she will wind up getting arrested. So how do I get into her stuborn head to help her?Answer Question
Answer by tnm786 at 7:57 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
If you cut a 15 yr old off from people you are going to have a lot harder time then if you just give her a set amount to time to be on the phone or the computer. They are social animals at this point... cutting them of from friends/the world will back fire and things will be much worse for you and her!! There has to be balance, period.
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:01 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
Answer by PMSMom10 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
Answer by layh41407 at 8:11 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:24 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
Answer by girlwithC at 8:41 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
First of all she has to realize that her mom and dad is the only ones who have to put up with this disrespectful attitude .You helping is out of love if she doesn't listen to you she must leave your kids are watching and they'll take note so no matter if your her mom or not when she is your home she has to follow the rules or she must go back home let your sister stress .
Answer by Betutah at 9:00 PM on Jun. 14, 2012