How do I get my 13 yo daughter to give me the garage door opener to get inside of the house? She took off outside because she wouldn't do what she was supposed to do and said no she wasn't going to do it. Simple thing as putting a garbage bag back in the can after taking it out and down to the pick up site. She took the garage door opener and key that we have for 'just in case' someone gets locked out. She is laughing at me and putting the garage door up and down taunting saying we could do this all day and refuses to give them back. I just walked away because I am not going to play her little games. I can't legally lock her out of the house, but sure would like to. lol What would you do in a power struggle like this?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by Mommy_Aiken at 10:27 AM on Jun. 9, 2011
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:57 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 10:39 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:40 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by AydensMommy1109 at 10:44 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by daps at 10:44 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Is this an on going thing?? If she is constantly pushing the limits like this I would be tempted to follow gemgem advice. Most likely I would wait her out inside, she would come in to the door being removed from her room. I would tell her when she can settle down and straighten up she can have it back. Of course she would have to give back the keys and the opener too.
Answer by sipn_mom at 10:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by sweetsone at 10:52 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by ItsMe89 at 11:16 AM on Jun. 8, 2011