Suzanne - posted on 01/03/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
My 9 year old SD is whining, talking back and crying ALL the time she is here. I have also watched her manipulate her father with this behavior and we have talked about modifying his responses to this. She doesn't have any friends which concerns me and when she is here, cries if my 3 year old daughter plays with her dad, or her toys. We are trying to have her become more responsible for herself, such as picking up her room, taking care of the pets, but she still acts like a "baby". She does NOT exhibit this behavior when he is not here, however. We have a baby on the way and if we don't get her behavior under control, I don't know how I'm going to cope! Any advice?