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I got a brand new teen daughter, and her attitude has changed overnight, suggestions on how to keep from "killin" her. LOL

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Asked by MizzT65 at 11:38 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Word of advice it has been 5 months, and finally things are getting a little, and I mean a little better.

    Just be there for her, let her know you care, do some one on one things, she is changing, trying to fit in, and don't quite no where she wants to be right now, or who she wants to be.

    Bare with her, and when she gets mouthy, let her know, take some time got to your room, and we can talk later.

    Answer by KFree907 at 11:43 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Its very difficult today to keep track of a teenager. With cell phones and the Internet they have much more freedom then any other teen had , even 10 years ago.
    Pick your battles. Keep communication open with them, don't judge when they do talk to you and offer advicek , give them options to choose from.
    The teen might act like they are not listening to you, have additude with you, but they are listening and really do try to make you proud of them.
    They will make mistakes and let them deal with their own consequences. Thats the hardest part of parenting a teen today.

    Answer by MSugarKane at 7:26 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I doubt that she changed overnight. I would bet that something happened which emboldened her to become more aggressive. It would serve you well to look at recently formed relationships. Teenagers are masters at making those who have been granted less freedom to believe that they have been deprived by their terrible know--the ones who actually have rules by which they are expected to abide. If you are an early teenager and your parents don't allow you to make all your own decisions, they are treating you like a baby. And you should have your own car and your own checking account and your own everything else. Never mind that you can't remember to brush your teeth, you are still supposed to have all these niceties for which you are responsibile. If you ask the right questions, I am willing to bet she's being told a bunch of bull about how a real teenager should be living. Buck up and keep your rules in place!!

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:41 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

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