Today my (usually very mature) 12 year old threw down her brothers very expensive game system and said, "Oops, I dropped it." But, having seen this with my own eyes I know for a fact and she admitted she did it on purpose. I asked her why she did it and she really didn't say except that she wasn't mad and wasn't provoked. What do I do??? I threatened to take her out of jazz band but somehow feel this punishment is not fitting BUT, I feel there should be some major repercussion for her actions...but what??? Has anyone else experienced this with their daughter? Their father and I are divorced and she is constantly doing the, "you love them more than me!" to either me or her father. Typically she is a really good kid, hard worker and really driven to do well in school I just cannot figure out why she feels the need to bully. Help!!!Answer Question
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 3:03 PM on Aug. 28, 2011
Find something of hers she enjoys and take it away. No TV, computer, or phone time. But maybe opening up some communication to her. Giving her a voice and let her tell you how she feels without being judged or reprimanded. Sounds like she needs some attention.
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