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Trisha - posted on 02/11/2015
Sounds like she is a pretty typical teenager. :)
Put your foot down when she is disrespectful. Don't accept disrespectful attitudes by her. Maybe a simple "Is there any particular reason you are being disrespectful right now?" when she does it, and get her to reword her comment/question if she doesn't have an answer. If she does have an answer than at least you can address her feelings at the time.
Overall though, her behavior doesn't seem to be too far off from the average teen. lol.
Maybe get her to start helping you with the preparation of the food after school when she can and take that opportunity to talk about what she did that day at school, plus it will help you out a bit too.
Jacqueline - posted on 02/11/2015
Maybe she is not getting enough chorus? She goes to school, passing, but great grades. Has girl guides on Monday and Wednesdays Big Sisters. Almost every weekend she has a friend over for a sleepover and sometimes she sleep at their place. I will go to the mall or up walk to a coffee house... Ect. She makes herbbefore in the morning half of the time...on weekends she has to cleanand vaccume her room and take out the garbage. I am having trouble to come for dinner and sit with us for dinner. Family gatherings she will participate a little then goes to her room. She had got herself in some ttroubleby hanging out with the wrong girl. She gets an aallowance and we give her everything... Lol, not a good thing. She is at camp 3 times a year and now she is going to Mexico in March. She can be disrespectful and moody..she eats a lot of sweets and carbs. Sorry for any bad grammar and spelling mistakes I have.
Trisha - posted on 02/11/2015
I am sure that is not all she does.
Do you have chores for her to accomplish every day?
Does she not go out to school every day?
Does she go out with friends?
I spent a good portion of my teenage-hood chatting on the internet from the time I was 12-17 (I had internet boyfriends during this time) and I turned out to be a pretty decent person. But, I also helped out around the house, was respectful, attended all my classes, and got good grades.
What I was doing when I didn't have other responsibilities was not a concern of my mothers because my behavior otherwise was overall good.
So, what do you think? Should you be worried that your teenager daughter spends all her time in her room, on her phone?
Just, so you have something to reference, this is the basic routine of my 15 yr old stepson: every day he has dishes to do and helps clear the table. He helps out with the garbage on Tuesday nights. Tuesdays and Fridays he goes out skateboarding from 5-8:30 pm at an indoor skatepark. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday he puts out a few resumes.
Aside from that, and the OCCASIONAL outings with friends he is on his ipod chatting with friends on facebook or playing xbox with his friends, alone in his room, in the dark. lol.
On Sundays, we always sit down and have a big supper together as a family. If he is home during the weekdays, he will also eat with us. This is the best time every for all of us because it is really the only time we get to sit down and have full conversations with him, as life is busy.
I do NOT have any problems with this routine, as long as he maintains respect, and gets is responsibilities complete before he goes out to do the stuff he wants.
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