I'm just devastated. I'm at my wits end. I have no idea what is going on. I feel like I've been blind sided by a train. Seriously.
My daughter is 12yrs old and when she talks to ME (And I mean ONLY I GET THIS TREATMENT) I just don't recognize this child. My daughter and I have always been close. Her childhood thus far has been filled with love, stories at bedtime, snuggles, laughter and fun. (Of course structure)
She has always been such a good kid. She never had terrible twos, she never had tantrums or really cried all that much. She has grown into a very smart, beautiful young lady. For some reason she speaks to me as though she can't stand me! No matter how nice I am, no matter what time of day. Every reply I get from her is snide and annoyed sounding. I can't understand any of this. I've talked to her, explained that I won't tolerate it. Nothing changed. I've broken down in tears out of devastation because frankly I don't understand how this came to be. She doesn't seem too sympathetic. "Sorry Mom, I love you" and the next day back to the irritated child who speaks to me like I'm her worst enemy and she can't stand the sight of me.
What do I do? Punish her and make it worse? Puish her how? Take her Ipod that she is constantly staring at? (Until she acts like a human towards me?)
I'm not out to be friends per se and certainly not to be hated. I just want her to be normal like she is with EVERYONE ELSE!!! My mom, Dad, her friends, she is normal and fun. But Me?? I get the miserable girl who hates me. WHY???? What can I do to nip this treatment in the bud?
It HAS to top NOW!!!!! I can't have this get worse and then God forbid a teenager with this bullshit attitute. I could never deal with that.
I just want my sweet girl. The girl everyone else gets. I just want her to be respectful yes, but friendly and kind. Just normal!! Nice!!
What can I do to get through to her that I won't allow it for another minute????
on Aug. 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM