HERE'S MY STORY I TRY TO BE A COOL MOM BUT THAT EFFECTS ME BEING FIRM WITH MY DAUGHTERS. NOW THERE OLDER I'M GETTING SICK OF THE DISAGREEMENTS. I JUST STARTED A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH A WONDERFUL MAN. HERE'S GREAT WITH US BUT MY OLDEST DAUGHTER DOESN'T RESPECT HIM AT ALL. MY 11 YEAR OLD WANTS TO CALL BOYS ON THE PHONE AND I SAY NO! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG I'M READY TO GIVE UP AND SEND THEM TO THERE DAD. CAN YOU TELL ME IF I AM BEING SELFISH ARE WHAT?
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:31 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by admckenzie at 11:17 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Give the new friend and your daughter time with no special attention being on your friend. Let her know that you still love her and that shes first. But do break it to her gently but firmly that she will respect your friend and act like a nice young lady. As for phone calls thats a good question my 12 yr old is only aloud to call her boyfriend once every two days. And he's only aloud to call her once every two days. It doesn't always work out that way but its a good ground rule for starters. Good Luck!! ha ha
Answer by reypol at 8:12 PM on Oct. 6, 2008