my 12 year old daughter has an attitude

Lubna - posted on 04/16/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




what can I do if my 12 year old daughter is always rude when she talks to me? she is fine with other people but somehow I seem to get on her nerves and she can talk nicely to me, help!!!


Ariana - posted on 04/16/2014




You could ignore her when she has attitude. Or you can tell her she needs to learn to speak nicely to you and give her a consequence when she doesn't. Something you can just do, like take her cell phone away, or internet access.

You might also try just walking away from her when she's deciding to be rude and if she speaks to you again or wants something from you you can tell her you'd like an apology from how she spoke to you beforehand before you're willing to listen to anything new.

Is she just taking her frustrations out on you? If she is upset about something she can learn to say that without being rude, try talking to her about that also.

If it's just minor stuff you might want to ignore it or walk away from her if she starts arguing or giving attitude but if she says something pretty rude or won't stop you may have to enforce some sort of consequence.

Another tactic is to talk to her about it and just ask her what can be done so she speaks to you appropriately? Even if you are getting on her nerves she should talk to you in an appropriate way.

Hope some of that is helpful!

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