Why is my teenager genuinely respectful to outsiders but to me & her dad she is really rude sometimes

Regina - posted on 10/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Our teenager is genuinely respectful to everybody from her teachers to total strangers. But when she is at home she is rude and disrespectful to her brother and sister. I don't understand where we are going wrong. She was diagnosed with jra a year ago next month and has been on chemotherapy since then. But she was this way long before she was diagnosed and began chemo. I don't understand. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Michelle - posted on 10/22/2012

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This is unfortunately normal teenage behavior, she is pushing her boundaries to see just how far mom and dad can be pushed. She is exerting her independence a normal healthy behavior. Not a lot you can do except remind her that respect goes both ways if she wants you to respect her she has to respect you.

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