16 yr daughter posted horrible lies about me on FB
Candie - posted on 06/25/2015
Have you had any discussions with her about the things she's feeling and thinking? At 16 most kids are trying to be more independent and pull away from their parents; that part is normal. It sounds like DD may need some direction on how to speak her mind in love and respect. It may also be a good idea to discuss internet safety and privacy issues with her. Try to keep calm and practice communication and listening skills that will help her throughout her life. This is such an important time for teenagers. Good luck!
~Candie~ with an -IE
Raye - posted on 06/25/2015
Sounds like you need to sit down and have a conversation with her. Tell her she won't get in trouble if she talks to you and is honest and tries to understand versus making things up or forming her own conclusions without all the facts. If she is embarrassed, find out why and try to explain your situation. You may not feel that you owe her an explanation of your choices or if any misfortune has befallen you. And you don't have to go into lengthy detail. But if it would help her understand, then it wouldn't hurt to tell her some of what you have faced in life. If any of her friends have stay-at-home moms or other examples you can use of parents in similar circumstances to you, ask her if she thinks they are people to be embarrassed about. If not, what makes them different than you? If so, then why does she have that opinion of parents who don't work?
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