I know it is a right of passage through the teen years but I am getting increasingly frustrated with my SD's bad attitude. There are times when she is fine but when she is not, get out of her way and don't say a word to her! She will snap at you in a second about the stupidest things (asking about homework).
I have told her to watch her tone with me and that I wouldn't allow her to speak to me that way. That usually gets an eye roll. My biggest thing was over spring break. We went to Myrtle Beach for 5 days. We were on a tight budget and didn't want to spend a ton of money. But I did buy her a pair of $40 sneakers (DH got a pair of sneakers - this purchase was planned and he needed them we went to Tanger Outlet, and so did DD), we went on the skywheel (which she has been asking to do the last few times we went to MB), I got her a key chain with her name on it (which is hard to find because most of the time they don't have things with her name on it, DD got a necklace), and both DD and SD got t-shirts but SD wanted a airbrushed t-shirt not the kind she got. Not once did I get a thank you from SD (DD just turned 3 and she says thank you every time she is given something), I dont even care about not getting a thank you - however, SD's attitude just sucked. She acted pissed about getting the shirt and stupid me didn't even think about just saying forget it and NOT getting it. It just put me in a bad place on our vacation because of the way she was acting. The thing that I need advice about is how to deal with her bad attitude while we are on vacation? We are going to be going to Florida in June/July and honestly if this happens again I wont want her to go!
I did talk to her today about it and she said she understood, her attitude improved - for now lol. How do I keep her bad attitude from affecting me and putting me in a bad mood?