girl drama

Leslie - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I have a 15 year old daughter who is always in the middle of drama. The worst is when it involves her cousins(my sisters kids). Her cousins and Aunts believe that my daughter always ruins every party of theirs with her drama. Although It is true that she does cause drama, this puts me in the middle of my sisters and my daughter. My daughter is only 15, therefore I believe she still needs my guidance and support. However, my daughter feels that (and has always felt) that her cousins and aunts never liked her and she does not care about them. I am not sure how to deal with this. When my sisters confront me with this, I always feel on the defense and feel the need to defend my daughter. So what should I do?


Ariana - posted on 10/15/2012




What type of drama do you mean?

Are you at these parties when your daughter is being dramatic with your neices?

It is understandable for you to want to protect your daughter, but if she is legitimately making problems trying to work with your sister to try and stop her is actually going to help her in the long run.

I would tell the Aunt and your neices that if your daughter starts 'causing drama' at a party to ignore her. It can kind of depend on what type of 'drama' you mean. Is she pouty? Spewing gossip? What exactly is she doing?

Is your daughter involved in extra curricular activities? This doesn't always help but sometimes if you get girls involved in other things, where their mind isn't constantly thinking about the same people/gossip etc. they can at least get a little deterred in their 'dramatics'.

So get her involved in some sports or clubs or volunteering. Something that will keep her busy for a couple nights a week and give her something else to talk about and think about. If nothing else it will distract her some of the time.

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