Christy - posted on 05/29/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
She is smart, compassionate, independent, giving, loving, an all around amazing child. Then she turned 16.... and all that amazing went right out the window. Now she is grumpy, disrespectful, no longer a leader, but a follower, she doesn't show any compassion, her tone and body language says she hates me. I love her so dearly, but lately I find my level of anger and hurt with her attitude and behavior beyond what I think is acceptable to feel towards your child.
I know that Teens are difficult, but this is so much harder than I expected. The only good thing I can say about her right now, is that she doesn't get into any trouble with the law. She passes her classes and the random drug testing the schools and I give her. I feel like Ive lost her, I have no idea who this person who lives in my house is, or is becoming.