Danielle - posted on 12/26/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter is 13 and thinks her friends are amazing and that our family is not. I accept that her friends are important to her, but am depressed by how often they come first and family a poor second. My friends teenagers are not as anti family with their families as she is with us, but I don't like to admit to them how little time she spends with us as it makes me feel like a failure. She doesnt like to come out anywhere with us or do anything at home together and i find it very sad. i have two other chidren who are 8 and 4 and we all really enjoy each others company. My eldest daughter did too when she was younger but now its all about friends. Anyone elses teenager like this to this extent or does anyone have any advice?