Melissa - posted on 10/04/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 10 year old daughter that I'm having some trouble with and would like to get some suggestions on how to handle this. First off I have 5 kids and my oldest is my 10 year old, the others are 5 (daughter), 3 (son), 2 (son), and 4 month old daughter and I try to have each one help me out but my 10 year old will diddle daddle along no matter if its chores or just taking out the trash, making up stories with almost every situation and smiles every time she gets caught doing something she's not suppose to be doing, she just finds this entertaining.Disciplining doesn't seem to work. I even try to talk to her and I feel as if she's not telling me the whole truth. She knows she can come talk to me about anything but I don't want to force her to come and talk to me. Sometimes I feel as I failed as a mother, help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thank you to everyone!