Emilie - posted on 06/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
My kids cousin on there fathers side is 13 years old. I think that she is given way to much freedom and everybody in her family acts like she is a adult. She has a boyfriend, she has a cell phone, she goes where she wants when she wants they let her drink alcohol when she wants. She has already failed 3rd grade and now she just failed 6th grade and she is supposed to be going into 8th grade but her mom never makes her do her school work. She is just becoming a little brat. I tryed to call my kids father last night and she was over at his house and she would not put him on the phone even though he was standing right next to her because I could hear him. I told her I thought she was being rude to me and my 7 year old son and she hung up on me. My kids father called me back a little while later and asked me what was going on and I told him, I said she needs to realize that I am a adult and she is a child, and he said that she is not a child and he didn't think what she did was rude and she can talk to me however she wants to. I just think that his family will have a bad influence on my kids. I don't want my kids to be like her. Since they spend 2 weeks out of the summer there and every other weekend they are around her alot. How I am supposed to teach my kids that his family is wrong? I don't think that a 13 year old is old enough to have so much freedom and be treated like and adult and to disrespect adults.