Lashaun - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Im trying to figure exactly when my daughter started hating me and why. I am a single mom in NYC and my 15yo daughter ( my only child) is starting to develop some not so nice characteristics over the past year or so. At times, she's belligerent, rude, downright stubborn, and disobedient. These times are few and far between but when they happen it seems to be more than I can bear....her attitude is just so AWFUL sometimes. She's never accountable for her actions and seems to get even angrier and nastier to ME when she gets chastized for something SHE did. She is passing her classes and on par to graduate early but her grades are very lackluster and she refuses to study or make any effort. She shows no excitement or interest in her studies. Im confused, hurt and drawing close to my wits end. I try to reflect on what may be happening with her that sparked this such as her dad not calling her in over a year(he was inconsistent already but never no contact for such a long time), high school, interest in boys(namely an 18yo former senior i forbade her to see that she now claims she's in love with : / ) and just plain old puberty I guess. But why is she angry at ME?????!!