Kristin - posted on 05/17/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
My daughter is a teenager now and suddenly thinks she knows everything and that almost all the adults in the world are stupid idiots. She loves to argue. I don't like talking to her anymore because she interrupts me all the time and argues with everything I say. I have tried reasoning with her, telling her that what she is doing is rude, taking privileges away, giving her the silent treatment, etc. Nothing seems to be helping much. The only time she is nice to me is when she wants something. It boggles my mind, because I have never talked to my mom like that, but my daughter seems to think it's OK to be rude to me. Any suggestions? Thank you.