Heather - posted on 02/21/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have to daughters 14 and 12, and I really need some advice on what works. I am a disabled, single mother and their dad pops in and out of their life when he feels like it. They are defiant, rude, and they do what they want. I do what I can but they constantly belittle my actions and they are never happy. I have tried taking stuff away but it doesn't work. Every adult in their life gets treated like crap and no matter what is said they always have something rude to say, with an attitude, and they do what they want anyway. Not to mention that they constantly curse and are very promiscuous. I am at the end of my rope. I have thought about the police department but I don't want to get the state involved. The fact of the matter is that I think they need to be scared straight and see exactly what they have so they don't take what I am able to do for granted. So if anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated.