My odd used to be really well behaved. That changed when she turned 12. Now she's always talking back, lying, and refusing to do her chores or really anything except watching TV. We've tried taking away privileges, grounding, extra chores, making her follow a parent at all times. We kinda gave up and I don't want to be that parent. Any ideas?
Edit: if we tried turning the tv off, she'll just sit there and do nothing.Answer Question
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 5:37 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Every action has a consequence. If she helps out, then she gets the privilege of doing something she wants. If she refuses, she gets to do nothing. If she talks to you respectfully, then she gets to keep her cell phone or other electronics. (since those are used for communication) If she talks back then she loses those forms of communication until she figures out how to communicate with you respectfully again. Be firm, fair & consistent.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:43 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 6:11 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by louise2 at 6:39 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by hau_siyoka at 7:06 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Occupy that girl, what ever you can find to keep her busy, swimming lessons, hip hop class, painting, playing a musical instrument, open gym nights, tennis, soccer...just find something she can do 3 times a week and then also get her babysitting all these thing can keep her out of trouble and so tired she won't have the energy to argue with you. If you don't find positive stuff for her to do she will start smoking and drinking and then a whole set of new problems happen. Good luck I was a horrible teenager but I was bored and that was the problem, You may want to hold on to chore arguments for a bit, until you figure out who this almost adult is you are now living with.
Answer by pinkparcel at 9:13 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 10:03 PM on Sep. 30, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 10:11 PM on Sep. 30, 2013