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She's 11 going on 17. Everything is drama drama drama. She has plenty of clothes but wears the same stuff over and over, dirty or not. We fight about it all the time. No matter what I ask her to do she has an excuse and an attitude about it. And of course shes only nice when she wants something. Do I have to spend the next 7 years bribing her to do things? Oh, and she has a 15 month old brother too.
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Answer by kandist at 3:24 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
I have two step daughter now 15 and 9. I've been their mom for the last 5 years. The best advise I have for you is to sit her down with your husband and tell them " I am your step mother, I am not going anywhere. This is MY house, and you WILL follow house rules and chores or you WILL have to deal with the conquesneses. You are old enought to do your chores, you are old enough to show proper respect. If you choose not to do what is expected of you, you will loose EVERYTHING. No more ipod, tv, laptop, stero, clothes, you will have your bed and 7 outfits and thats it until you earn one thing back at a time. I love you, I think of you as my daughter but you are not going to become a brat." We did this,oldest SD wouldn't do chores, so she was stripped of everything but her bed and clothes for a week. She earned things back one by one and we have had no issues since. - www.RamblingsOFaSAHM.com
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