She is lovely, talented, smart, friendly, caring - But
I don't know how much is hormonal - she will simply refuse to brush her teeth,
(or something little, basic) and it will turn into a huge power struggle,
we take tv away, take phone away, take computer away (not all at once), she is good for a few days then pow. Nothing works. Today I was so mad she was absolutely refusing to brush her teeth (I know it is not about that, it's a power struggle). I got so mad I threw her cell phone in the lake! She flipped, worked her karate on me and called my terrible names, then refused to go to school.
Is this hormonal? (she hasn't started her period yet). Help. She's getting very manipulative and full of rage. She has life by the tail, everything is good in her life.
She has always been headstrong (in a good way as well, assertive, leader type personality) since 3 ish. My mother was, I am but this is ridiculous.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:04 AM on Sep. 21, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
Thank you everyone for your input, and yes she is spoiled, with love and attention mostly. And again, it isn't the tooth brushing it is the constant defiance of many little and big things. And mostly just the act of defiance. It is scary to experience. I think I will try to find a good counselor - and read "more" books. Regarding the phone, it was my last straw that moment to allow her to see that I will follow through on a consequence to her behavior. Thank you all for taking the time.
Answer by JudyO11 at 9:15 AM on Sep. 23, 2009
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