Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on May. 22, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by LeJane at 9:20 PM on May. 22, 2011
by the time they get to 16 it too late to tame them!!!! all you can do is not try to be their friend your the mom not the buddy and if they are out of control restrict them usually the best way to control them is taking the phone and computer away!!!! other than that good luck if it gets really bad check into children homes in your area if you have them and visit one let her see what they do when they get kids and that all privileges are taken away they get to sit in their rooms and do chores for 2 week that every other privilege is earned and timed she may then realize that it's not so bad at home and that she better straighten up before you take her there to live.
Answer by traren at 9:23 PM on May. 22, 2011
Answer by KayGia0704 at 9:24 PM on May. 22, 2011
Answer by myboysRmyhero at 9:34 PM on May. 22, 2011
Answer by _Tam_ at 12:27 AM on May. 23, 2011
With a 17 DD and 2 other children, each of them all very different from each other, here is my advice. If you have truly tried everything. Counseling... etc.
Love her. Sit her down & tell her. I love you. What you are doing is killing me inside and possibly destroying your future. I only want the best for you and it is time for you to start making decisions that will affect your life. You will always have my love and support. That will never change. I will parent you & you wont alway like it, but I will always be here for you.
Then continue doing what you feel in your heart is right. If you punish for bad grades and skipping school do that. You can't give up. You are all she has. It may not feel like it now, but this will pass and one day she will look back on this and wonder how she made it out and how/why you put up with her. But she will be so thankful that you did.
Answer by sipn_mom at 7:47 AM on May. 23, 2011
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Answer by daerca574 at 12:47 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by older at 2:42 PM on May. 23, 2011
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