How do I set boundaries for my 12 year old?

Lisa - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 12 and everything has to be her way or no way. How do I set "rules" with out her "hating" me? I don't wanna be the strick mom but I don't wanna be the mom who let's her child do whatever she wants to do.

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Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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Well you could let her go skating, give her SOME leeway and trust on your end. If she messes up then you can say never again. Drop her off and pick her up. I remember going by myself at 12.

Lisa - posted on 04/12/2012

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No she dosent have a cell phone and she dosent stay out late. She just wants to do things like going to the mall with out me and skating and wants a cell phone. I just dont wanna be the mom who lets her get away with anything.

Katherine - posted on 04/12/2012

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Well what exactly is she doing? Does she have a cell phone? Does she stay out late at night?

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