Pat - posted on 08/15/2012 ( 37 moms have responded )
I have a daughter that's 19 years old. I had her when I was in my 40s, so there's a big difference in age between us. She's an excellent student, she goes to one of the best private colleges, she's very intelligent, she doesn't go out without permission, she has never been on the "wrong path," she doesn't drink or do any drugs, and I've never had a problem with her school, or with anything else. Even though this all sounds wonderful, she doesn't take criticism from me very well, she doesn't like when I yell at her to, for example, clean her room, and she talks back whenever she considers "I'm wrong." Considering the mother that I am, I don't think I deserve the amount of attitude I receive from her. Now the problem is, last night we got into a fight and I told her she was the worse daughter ever, I called her very ugly things and she's very upset at me. Do you think I'm being too unfair with her, considering the fact that I've never had a problem with her, just her strong temper/attitude. What should I do?