Amanda - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi I'm a single mom of 2 daughters ages 7 & 9 years old. Right now I'm having problems with my 9yr old daughter. She has this I don't care attitude toward everything, I can't get her to listen to me, & her graded are dropping. It seems like no matter what I do I can't get her to listen to me. I've tried everything I can think of from grounding het to making het write apology notes saying I did this because & I won't do this again because. She's also mean to her little 7yr old sister. She hits her & yells at her things like that. She gets mad at both het sister & I when she gets in trouble saying things like it's not fair that she gets into trouble more then her sister. When she gets in trouble more then het sister because her sister listens to me more. I've called the school guidance office hoping that maybe talking to someone might help. But I don't know what else to try or do. It breaks my Jett seeing her like this. I just want her to know that I love her with all my heart. That the only reason she gets in trouble is because I'm trying to teach her right from wrong so she can grow up to be a good person with a good life. I just want to do what's best for her. Does anyone have any ideas on things I could try to help her learn to listen better but at the same time to show her that I love her & I'm only trying to do what's beat for her in the long run.