Sherry - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My first husband died 9 years ago. I have grown up my daughter for the last 10 years alone. I just got married 3 months ago. My new husband loves us both. My daughter was fine with him before marriage. They played together, talked, laughed and respected each other. Now my daughter has turned 360 degrees against him, saying that she hates my husband. He had scolded her once before the marriage and once after. Since then she has a terrible attitude towards him, saying that she hates him and will never change that. He has set punishment for her, basically taking away all electronics and fun activities at school, such as Halloween fun day. Of course, she is not too receptive towards this and now has an attitude towards me. I don't have a problem with the punishment. How can I help her to understand that respect is due to everyone, even though you do not like the person? Other advice would be helpful. By the way, she is an A student and has no issues with anyone else in authority. Thanks.