I am not chasing my daughter anymore. I tell her to come home from school, do your homework and then you can go out. I have tested her for drugs, because she never, ever did anything like this before, I know she is going through a tough time 13 and making new friends, but I can't keep chasing her. So, from this day forward, i won't chase her-she promised she would be home today, lets see what happens, after being grounded for the weekend-you think she would, I just will punish her on Friday for the weekend if she don't, and I will make her summer misarable. Yes, I took everything from her. She is more stubborn then me.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by mizsaxton at 1:51 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
Answer by PhillyinFrance at 2:10 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
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Answer by NannyB. at 3:05 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
Wow, 13 must be the age to defy! Is yours in 7th grade also? Mine is finishing 7th grade, and has been doing well. It has been a rough year. But we got through it. This is what I did: I told her to be independent, you have to be responsible. I told what I expected from her to be responsible, i.e. good grades, chores done, coming home when I tell you to be. Then she can some independence. But if she doesn't do those things, or falls behind, pieces of her independence gets taken, her phone, being able to go with friends, things like that.
She has tested it. But so far, I think its working. She is not perfect, and I can't expect her to be. Be I can expect her to try, so if I see her trying, I tell her good job, and so on. Its rough I know, just be straight with her, don't give in, and some day it will get better. (Although be prepared if the someday doesn't come until she is 25:) Good luck.
Answer by mommyaunt412 at 3:40 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 AM on Jun. 27, 2009
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