Angela Jude - posted on 03/19/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a teen daughter who has recently started liking boys and thinks just because she likes them that she should be allowed to catch a ride home from whoever or whichever one offers her rides to or from school. Recently like 4 or 5 teenagers in our area have been killed in car accidents by making wrong judgement or showing off when weather conditions are bad out on the highways or backroads and I myself am not ready to get a phone call telling me something tragic has happened and my daughter was involved. We explained to her we needed to meet the kids who she would be riding with and make sure they know how important it is to be more cautious when they have our little girl in the car with them and she refuses to let the come out here to the house to meet us. So we end up getting a negative attitude from her that turns into everything the rest of the day or just however long she feels like rebelling or being disrespectful. My husband and I have bent over backwards and have given her everything we never had as children and spoiled her and it seems as if we aren't doing, buying, taking, or giving or just doing anything for her and giving her any and everything she wants then we are the worst, most strict, most overprotective parents ever and we receive the silent treatment until we end up doing something for her.. We recently got saved and baptized and are trying our best to live right for the Lord and she tries everything in her power to make our lives miserable if we arent giving her. her way or doing favors for her constantly. I have prayed and will continue to pray for the right thing to do... But If anyone knows what I should try please help me find my little girl who used to love everything about mommy and appreciated everything we used to do for her.. I even tell her Jesus Loves her and me every morning and I say some of my prayers out loud as I'm driving her to school and she says, Stop, I don't need you preaching to me, I already know that." i just want her to stop all this negative and start appreciating us more and giving us the respect that we deserve being I think we are wonderful parents.. She doesn't even allow me to compliment her sometimes unless we have been doing everything the way she thinks it should be going then she will but other that that she will roll her eyes or something.. Just need some advice from someone as to what I need to do with her, Hope everyone has a blessed day.. Thank you in advance!