Keely - posted on 02/26/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am the mom of a 13 year old daughter and her father and I have been divorced/seperated for 4 1/2 years. Over the past 6 months, she has definitely developed the "attitude" I feared and is barely passing the 7th grade. Her father and I have 50/50 custody. Recently, she and I got in an arguement when she rolled her eyes at me, informed me of her "D" grades, and slammed the door in my face (all in one morning). Now, her father has informed me that she doesn't want to talk to me and doesn't want to come to my home, yet her brothers will. The ONLY thing that I can possibly imagine for her to be this upset was that I told her I was gonna start cracking down on her behavior, influences, and school. Naturally, her father thinks he is playing Super Hero by allowing her to act this way. HELP!!! I also firmly believe that her new step-mother is encouraging this entire thing. In the past, I have received numerous nasty, hateful emails from the new step-mom and now my daughter is practically quoting them and even using the same "slang" language she used.