Do they say "hi" and are friendly? then go about doing whatever they need to do?
Or walk in the door and go about their business like they are the only one's home?
I have a 17 yr old daughter...when she comes home she does not say "hi" to anybody or even out loud as she walks in...she just walks in and does whatever she needs to do for herself.
she doesn't say anything unless she is spoken to first...she is just in her own world..
it drives me nuts because there is no relationship, she just pushes away.
She doesn't have her license because she isn't pushing for it, she doesn't push for anything, just keeps to herself.
What is normal and what isn't?
I try to talk to her, she just says" okay" and that's all....
I'm just hoping she changes soon, I just see don't see the joy anymore...
Asked by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by mommymela87 at 4:34 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by elizabr at 4:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:15 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:18 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 4:18 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
It may be common but that doesn't mean its normal or desirable. I suggest trying to reach out to her in some major ways. Try to get her involved in doing some things with you that she is interested in.
I had 3 sons and homeschooled so my situation was different. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. It must be really painful. This is most likely a phase that will pass.
Have you seen the movie Life As A House. It's about a teen boy and his parent renewing their relationship with him. It's not the same situation at all but it popped in my head when I read your question. You might like watching it (with a box of Kleenex).
Answer by Gailll at 4:21 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
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