Tanya - posted on 02/27/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )
Okay....My daughter just turned 11, she just recently started her period (her attitude started about six months before that) and is the most difficult person to be around. I love her so much but WOW!! She will not listen to anything her dad or I have to say, she is constantly pouting, stomping or whining when things don't go her way - which is most of the time apparently. And she is just making the rest of the family miserable - her 2 brothers and sister have told me shes mean and they don't want to be around her. She yells at them for the littlest things. The only way I have found to keep some peace here is to tell her how she's acting and send her to her room for awhile....she spends more time in her room now because of this than she does out of it.
I have had people tell me to take away her things, really, she doesn't have the things that people keep telling me to take away from her....no cell phone, hardly any computer time, we don't have cable - so no tv time except for the very occasional movie - so that stuff is out. =)
Is this seriously something I just have to ride through until she outgrows it or does anyone have any advice as how to curb some of the attitude? I am seriously losing patience with her and unfortunately sometimes this gets taken out on my other 3 kids. Thanks!