remember when you shouted i will never be as mean as you or i will never treat my kids like this? well ok, is this the time when we sheepishly put our tail between our legs and call mom only after we hear ourselves yell " you will do as i say" or " my house my rules" . Its 7 days till my daughter is 13 and she is a great kid but let me tell ya ...she is all me. some where my mom laughs uncontrollably. my girl is great with those one line come backs and i tell ya sometime i think it would be easier to just reach out and shake her ! but what can i do i try to argue back but its to tiresome so i just send her to her room. and the thing is she knows she is just like me.so i have to tell her you cant talk to me like that i am your mother even if you are mad or in a bad mood or what ever. but she thinks i don't respect her because i get on her about things she needs to do or how she may act from time to time. i need to make her understand the difference.