Well this is kind of a update of sorts. I am the one that posted about my dh telling my sd she wasn't allowed to go to her homecoming dance because of bad behavior.
Well I got a earful from everyone yesterday and have come to think of it a lot and suppose everyone is right about it. Sd is still pouting and slamming things around here today, but I do want to talk to her and somehow explain to her why I am changing my position and siding with her dad now, whereas before I wasn't.
So basically anyone have any advice on what I can say to her or talk to her about? I am really clueless on dealing with teens at this point and could use some insight.
Should I talk to her or just let it be?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in General Parenting
How great that you were open to every one's thoughts!! I wouldn't make it a huge issue. I would just explain that you and her father have certain expectations for her. Those include...whatever you both have decided..ie: b average in school, good attitude and home and school, NOT sneaking out (however I would think that goes without saying) etc. That anything other than eating, breathing and sleeping is a privilege and not a right. With responsibility comes more privilege(s). Follow it up with how much you both lover her.
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