14 year old girl

Helen - posted on 08/04/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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What should I do if a 14 year old girl is Pessimistic, Apathetic, Anti-social, Lazy, does not listen to authority, and has no discipline.
All she does is read inappropriate fan fiction and even when we take away her internet access she will just do nothing and find something to read.
Every time we try to have her do something she rolls her eyes at us and doesn't do it and ignores us, and she will never open up to anyone.
Not to mention when she is bored all she does is eat and that is making her overweight. We try to do things with her but every time she ignores us and refuses.

Any idea on how to get her to open up?

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Dove - posted on 08/04/2015

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Nothing wrong w/ reading all the time... if she is reading something you find inappropriate (though I don't know what's inappropriate about fantasy fiction...) take it away and make sure she has plenty of access to books she enjoys that you do find appropriate.

It sounds like she could benefit from some counseling, but she doesn't sound a whole lot different than I was at 14... except for the overeating. She could very well be suffering from some depression and anxiety (I was... but wasn't diagnosed til in my 30's).

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