Lindsey - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 30 moms have responded )
Hello Everyone, th is my first time using this site. I could really use some advice right now about my 12 yr old daughter.
It seems as though for the past year or so my daughter has become very secretive. She is not very forthcoming when I try to talk to her about friends or what happening in school. She hides her phone at bedtime.
Against my better judgement, I allowed her to start a Facebook account, in which, I had access to. She was banned from using it shortly thereafter for inappropriate comments and language
I just found out that she has signed back on to FB without my knowing. I was able to sign on to her account...what I read on her pages made me sick to my stomach. She made a explicit references about male body parts. I cant believe the things she an her
friends were talking about and the words they were using.
I confronted her, took her phone away. I don't know how to handle this. I've talked to her time and time again about loving and respecting herself, about the importance of trust and honesty. My husband and I are trying to raise her in a Godly way....but I'm afraid if I push the being a Christian on her too much it will make things worse...it could make her resentful.
I take part of the blame for her behavior. I tend to be on the overprotective-side, and I can overreact at times(which I have been praying about and working on). I hope and pray I can steer her in the right direction. Any advice would be appreciated.
Sorry for the long story!!