Margaret - posted on 06/10/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Love her dearly. She just turned 18 and is a "young" 18 year old. Hasn't experienced too much. But the last semester of high school and after graduation has been a bear. She doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself. The outside world sees the "perfect" side to her and she is wonderful but she is rude and disrespectful to each of us at home. She doesn't seem to care about anyone but herself. She doesn't ask about anyone and their day and doesn't seem to even care. I get very upset because I have been at her ever beckon call and bend over backwards for her and there is never a thank you or even turn around to ask about me. She doesn't care. Its so upsetting. I almost think I have a better relationship with my boys -- they actually seem to care about me. But since she is a girl and my only girl I enjoy helping her with things that interest me too. Makes me think I made a mistake on focusing on her on not enough on those boys. (I'm a single mom) She gets so much attention and focus because she is very beautiful and (to everyone else) sweet. Makes me sad inside and I want to turn this around before its too late. Is it teen years and normal or is it narcistic personality? I want my daughter who was so sweet at 12 and 13 back not this conceited arrogant girl I have now.