Tabitha - posted on 03/21/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
I am a single mother of two girls. The oldest is 8 and the youngest almost 5. My oldest and I are constantly arguing, she is very smart, she in 2nd grade and is above her grade level in everything. Reading at a 6th grade level. She has no problems in school except her teacher would like to see her use her imagination more and she prefers to be around adults. She doesn’t treat anyone else the way she treats me and I think I am a pretty good mother. When she wants to be good and loving it’s wonderful but it’s not the norm. She has no respect for me as a matter of fact everyone in my family and friends have noticed and have told her she needs to respect me. She is so dramatic and flips out over the littlest of things, such as her sock feels funny and it ends up turning into her completely over reacting and throwing a hysterical fit (including hitting herself sometimes) and it’s my fault. Nearly every day we have the same fight about how hateful she is to her sister and to me. When she starts having one of her episodes and crying and screaming at me I start yelling and I know nothing is getting accomplished but she pushes me to the point of anger. I know she has some anger from her dad leaving and I think she blames me but it has been 5 years we need to get over this so we can all be happy. She’s been to counseling and they seem to think she is just fine I don’t know what to do anymore please help!