Michelle - posted on 09/10/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
but man oh man, words of wisdom would be most appreciated. Because I cannot magically make her frontal lobe grow any faster, any tips on how I can make her realize that she needs to pick up her clothes wherever she decides to take her clothes off at when she's at home or that she needs to roll up her used feminine napkin, wrap w a tissue etc so that we don't mortify our guests when they use our bathroom.
I don this look of incredulousity 90% of the time she opens her mouth. I became a single mom in 2015 not by choice. Her dad picked up and left for another state with his wife. I am a career woman and have also miraculously been able to have an awesome relationship with a man for the past 2.5 yrs (he has no kids). But since 2015, the single mom status has definitely strained the relationship.
Any quick tips on what you do in order to not show any reaction when your teen says that one thing that just pisses you off, rolls her eyes because I remind her that she hasn't done the dishes yet, remind her that she needs to write thank you cards for the gifts she received etc. I'm reading article after blog after article and sometimes I just want to give up.
Oh, and, i started up yoga and meditation which helps greatly, but the benefit quickly fades so fast sometimes where she'll say or do something that just zaps all the good out of my body and bones. :(