disciplining a teenage girl

James - posted on 04/09/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Er, I feel a little embarrassed here - I'm not a Mum but a single parent (father) of a teenage girl. It's just that many of your contributors seem sensible and sane.
I have a 15 year old who is beginning to be a problem. Any advice about disciplining her?

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Italia - posted on 04/09/2016

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A problem how? Is there any way to communicate effectively with her? Maybe you can try to talk it out with her and find out what's wrong. Other than that you can try, no phone for a week or doing chores.

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Anita - posted on 05/02/2016

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So I have 3 teenage girls…I say there is a special place in Heaven for parents of teenage girls! :) It is an interesting journey… but I have hope for you! My oldest is 17 and I can “see the light”! It really does get better! Truly it is natural for them to act out at ages 13, 14 and 15…it means they are normal! Discipline should be consistent - but fair. They need boundaries…and if they fight you on it just know that they will thank you for it later. And just love, love, love them…be the dad that never forgets to tell her she is beautiful and that you love her. THAT is what she will remember more than anything…I know it is hard to be a teenager parent - but I try to remember it is hard to be a TEENAGER too! Hang in there!! Nashville MAMA
Here is a link to an article that might be helpful! http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parentin...

Sarah - posted on 04/11/2016

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I agree, can you elaborate? Is she lying, getting poor grades, disrespectful, argumentative, sexually active, or using illicit substances? That info will help tailor the feedback.

Dove - posted on 04/09/2016

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It depends a lot on what she is doing, why she is doing it, and what you have done about the problem already.

Jodi - posted on 04/09/2016

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What is she doing that is a problem? Often the consequences needs to fit the crime for it to be effective.

James - posted on 04/09/2016

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Hi, thanks for getting in touch. I've tried most of what you suggest: no phone, not going out so much, but it doesn't have much effect.

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