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How do you deal with a teenage daugther that mouths back alot and seems to be mad at the world?

This teenage girl has a 8 year old sister and her father left hermother,her,and her sister for a much old woman.

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Asked by softballmom116 at 10:57 AM on May. 20, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Have some girly time with her and her sister, paint nails do facials all the kinda stuff maybe she'll loosen up a bit

    Answer by IzabellaBugg at 11:01 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • She is at a critical point in her life where she needs her daddy, and he is gone. While her mind may understand why he left her, her heart doesn't understand. He was/is her role model for how a man is to love a woman and he was/is her number one guy who should have been telling her how beautiful and worthwhile she is, and he is not there to do that. So she is angry even though she probably has no earthly knowledge of why. If you know of some man who would be willing to be a father figure to her, who will tell her that none of this is her fault, that her mom did not choose the best of fathers for her and that she can learn much from that choice, that she doesn't have to repeat it, she may in time come to believe that she can trust again. Right now, she is feeling that if a girl can't trust her own daddy, then who will she ever be able to trust? She needs lots of reassurance and someone who will fulfill her need for a dad.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:13 AM on May. 20, 2010

  • If this has just started happening, then Mom needs to step in and take control of the situation by explaining why things happened the way they did. She needs to also spend some quality time with her daughter to reassure her that things will be fine...its an emotional time I'm sure for everyone involved to go through the loss of thier dad to another woman but as cruel as that does happen...

    Answer by mom2mybabes at 12:04 PM on May. 20, 2010

  • She needs some bonding & time to talk to someone who is nonjudgmental & cool. Teens have so many hormons & new feelings that they are dealing with. Lots of them have no idea how to properly deal with their new feelings & emotional needs. They really need a listening ear & somone they feel they can trust.

    She should be helped with finding a better way to release her anger over her new situation. There is always a better way to let out emotions than just flipping out & being a bitch to everyone.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 12:04 PM on May. 20, 2010

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