my dd age 12 always has to have the last word..wash the dishes...i will...clean ur room...in a min..knock it off..im not doing anything. when she is really just sitting there doing nothing and i try and wait and she will take her time doing something ( like 20 mins ) and i have to repeat myself or yell at her. anyways she and her stepsiters were up stairs tonight rough houseing and shaken the whole house ( her 4 yr old brother sleeping in next room ) and i sent dh up to tell them to quiet down and take it easy..my dd statred argueing with him...were not doing anything...and i sliped..( 30 min slip ) and he said enough its almost 10pm..and im dont talken and not gonna argue..her reply..well im done talken to u. dh said enough...her reply whatever. i will not tolerate disrespect to adults. not to mention i had paid to have her hair done today, i helped her with her progect at 6am, dinner was what she wanted. how would u ground?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Nov. 20, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by fireangel0310 at 10:47 PM on Nov. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 PM on Nov. 20, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Nov. 20, 2009
Answer by okmommy08 at 11:25 PM on Nov. 20, 2009
From having raised two children both of them are grown now. I can tell you that you are getting too caught up in her behavior. You are doing exactly the opposite of what you should do. Stop getting into verbal confrontations with her and just follow through with the groundings. Do NOT react, period. Remain calm and when she mouths off ground her right then and there do not argue about it. When she is calmed down, talk to her. When you can spend more time with her doing something she likes. When our kids had this problem, subconsciously they were trying to get our attention. We had to spend more time letting our kids talk to us and we listened more. Teenage years are not easy on them as kids and certainly not easy on us parents.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 AM on Nov. 21, 2009