Sarah - posted on 01/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My SD is 12. I had just been her and her dad for 5 years before me. I was a friend but now I'm her mom and she has a 1 year old baby brother. My concern is that she takes absolutely no responsibility for anything! She will not do chores, even for an allowance. Whenever we ask her to do something she gets pissed of at us, even my husband. She is fairly anti-social and purposefully defiant. But the part that worries me the most is that she has very little regard for conseqences. She never really thinks that she has done anything wrong, like never, it goes with taking responcebility for things she just never thinks that her actions have anything to do with what goes on. I just worry that she might hurt me or her brother one day, or even her dad. Is that silly? How do I balance knowing that her father is the love of my life and wishing sometimes that she wasn't around? I want her to succeed and do well, but I don't know how to help her and her behavior is terrible....