Cassandra - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am kind of at a loss as to where to go from here. My 13 yr old daughter and I have been fighting daily for months. I just started seeing the most wonderful man about a month ago, who my daughter decided to hate with a passion for no reason other than he tries too hard and she wants left alone. ReallY?!? sigh. I was horribly sick around the time him and I started dating. Was even in the hospital at one point. She continued to give me a hard time and would NOT stop fighting with me. It got to the point where my best friend took my daughter for a week because I was that sick and dehydrated that I didn't have the energy to take anymore. My daughter left me know that I make her life miserable. I do nothing for her, all I do is make her cry. I was speechless. She also told me I'm the reason she is depressed and cries herself to sleep.
Let me say that I do EVERYTHING for my kids. I'm their assitant softball coach, I allow her to be a part of the traveling softball league, I run her everywhere, she needs dresses for dances, I'm t here. I bought them each cell phones, they have room phones, anything within reason. My family and my friends are constantly telling me I bend over backwards for the kids and that I do too much for them.
So now I find myself confused. What am I doing wrong? My mom says nothing, that she's just acting out. I just don't know. Thanks everyone for lending an ear.