My 10 year old granddaughter

JL - posted on 06/22/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I see my granddaughter about 2-3 times a year. She is maturing pretty fast and is a straight A student and can be very sweet when she wants too, but her attitude is getting really hard to take sometimes. She is very disrespectful. We try using biblical principles and the only time she is in church is when visiting with us. She loves going to church, but is very worldly. Should I get her counseling while she is with us?

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Dove - posted on 06/22/2015

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Not to mention... if she does need counseling... it is up to her parents to get that for her. 2-3 times/year is not likely to make a difference even if it is a real need in her life.

Dove - posted on 06/22/2015

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No. You only see her 2-3 times/year... why not just try and ENJOY her while she's there? 10 is a rough age for girls... Their hormones start getting all out of whack and they don't have the emotional maturity to handle it. Even if they KNOW what is happening to them... the hormones can cause feelings out of nowhere. She likely doesn't need counseling (though I don't know what she is dealing w/ in life, so it is possible), but likely needs a little patience, understanding, and guidelines. If you can not handle her attitude... have her go in a room by herself to read or draw or listen to music or whatever other calming activity she enjoys until she is ready to be civilized.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/22/2015

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Instead of attempting to force your views on her, you need to apply appropriate discipline when she's in your home.
Counseling, or the need for it, is something to be discussed with her parents, not jumped into because you think she's too 'worldly'. Perhaps her parents prefer 'worldly' to 'naive'?

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