And she is an awesome kid... Everywhere but home.
at church, grandparents house, friends houses, etc. She is extremely helpful and polite. She goes above and beyond to listen and be courteous. Everyone adores her.
She was diagnosed with Aspergers two years ago, but very mild. She turned 13 a few months ago.
at home, she is completely different. My fault for spoiling her when she was younger. She won't take a shower unless we drag in her in there. She won't brush her teeth, she lies about the dumbest things, won't clean her room, won't help with household chores.. If I can get her out of her room, she will take her sweet ass time and do everything half-ass. She isn't overly disrespectful, she just doesn't care.
ive taken everything away... No tv, no cell, no iPod, nothing. She entertains herself by picking at her toenails. I've taken everything away for a month and it doesn't phase her.
ive tried talking to her.. Yelling at her.. Spanking her.. Grounding her..
Started taking her to a therapist for the aspergers and they suggested we stop disciplining her and start rewarding her??? Ok, so I tried that. My house is full of check off charts and the house looks like a rainbow disaster. The checklists don't work, the rewards worked for a week, but she wants to be taken out a pampered. Mani, pedi, new clothes??? All the time.
She told her therapist that she only feels loved when we buy her stuff.
what happened to my baby girl. Who is this new teenage brat?
when I say she was spoiled when she was younger, it is because my mother and father buy her any and everything she wanted, they still do. I've talked to them but they just complain that I'm a sucky mom.
I hope not.
she is respectful towards others, thank goodness. Just not at home.
im happy she isn't smoking, doing drugs, stealing or drinking... But what can I do?
please don't bash me.. I am just looking for advice.