Janice - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
My oldest daughter turned 13 in April and her attitude has reached a record level. Evidently, she is lovely with anyone but s....for which I am profoundly grateful. However, I am at a loss with how to handle her now. SHe locks herself in her room, doesn't listen, blatently ignores requests, argues constantly, blames everyone else, is only happy when she gets her own way, and pretty much hates the fact that I wake up on a daily basis. I just don't know what to do. I want to have a good relationship with her, but don't want her to forget that I'm the mother and she's still the kid.