Maria - posted on 02/07/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 11 years old daughter acts like a teen sometimes when it comes to rebelling or that she does not really listen. She gets grounded for breaking the rules about 3 times a month (average). Don't take this wrong but she is the most wonderful girl with a big heart, she is a honor roll student and she loves reading, writing, and poems, but there are some things I don't understand her. Like if she gets mad, she stays silence longer than I could bare for. Or she talks a lot on IPOD and refuses to allow me to see on her IPOD, only if she would like to share, she would. Sometimes she keeps the topics on surfaces, and when she is with her friends, she talks whatever it is. Sometimes she talks a lot with us... She goes on and off these days. Til recently, I took her IPOD and discovered something that shocked me. Why did she cuss a lot to her friends?? She surely didn't sound like the same daughter as I know. I got really nervous when I read her conversations with friends. She even had good topics with them, but in some times when she sounded like upset or mad, she cusses like 18 years old!! Please help what or how I can talk to her without her rebelling? I am afraid if she keeps talking like that will turn out to be a different person and makes wrong decisions in her life! This worries me a lot. Does it happen the same to any of your kids that are at 10-13 years old that cuss a lot which is NOT necessary? Did you encourage them to not doing that and how did you do that? I appreciate your feedback and advices in advance. Thank you.