Charity - posted on 07/30/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )
My 12 going on 13 year old daughter's mouth and attitude is driving me over the edge! My daughter is going on 13 this November, and for the past year and a half to two years she is getting a very smart mouth and an attitude to go with it!! It is to the point I am about to send her off. She is very disrespectful, expecially in public and in front of company. She is more worried about boys and friends that anything else. She's already ran away from home once and I just tried to talk to her rather than calling the police (but I knew where she was) to show her she can confide in me if she would change. She's even having to repeat the 6th grade this school year due to not caring about anything but doing what she wants. Yet other parents tell me she is such a wonderful child!! What do I do, it's just getting worse and worse and I feel as though I'm going to have to send her off and exclude her from her brother and myself, but I don't want to have to do that! She is my baby girl and I don't think I could handle going on without her living with me. Someone please give me some advice!! Thanks!