Mary - posted on 08/07/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter is 10 and i am truely at a loss. We have been in counciling since May and i don't feel as if its helped us one bit. She acts daily as if she has so much anger and hate. If i ever ask of ANYTHING of her its the end of the world. I watched older kids this summer,our neighbors,for 3 days a week and the kids even will call her out on the way she speaks to me and treats me. Its like a flip of a switch with her. Everythings fine if we are swimming,biking, on a outing.... anything where shes enjoying herself. She has always known that this is a FAMILY and we all work together as one. If its not benefitting Emily then forget it! I bust my tail for my kids to give them what they NEED not everything they WANT . Of course my kids get rewarded for bahavior like staying up a little later and stuff like that like , but its not a daily thing. I dont ever remember treating my Mother like this? Yes i was moody and gave attitude, but omg nothing like this. I get door slamming, i hate you, your the meanest mom, you love my brothers more than me........ you name it she says it. Im so tired of crying myself to sleep figuring out how i have failed as a Mother. I really really feel i am a GREAT MOM. Please ,please, Moms out there i will appreciate any advice. My girlfriends daughters,Emilys friends, dont act like this! They of course give the attitude but nothing like i have explained to many of my friends that are Moms of girls this age.