Teens

A - posted on 07/23/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a teen that hard to talk to about everything . Going out late sleeping all day and never happy . Please help

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Jodi - posted on 07/24/2016

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What exactly did the doctor give her meds for - they don't just hand them out for no reason.

Sounds like time for a bit of tough love. The time for talking was over a long time ago. Your daughter needs actual conseqeunces, not talk. You know that phone she texts you with? Lose it. That's a privilege not a right. Start removing every privilege she has. Sleeping all day? In a bed? She doesn't need a bed. Remove everything from her room except the necessities - a mattress, blanket and a torch and basic clothing (lost all the clothes and shoes she doesn't need). And of course, she doesn't need all of those bathroom accessories, etc. Can you see where I am going? And then she can EARN BACK her things by following the rules. She needs to be attending school. I'm not sure where you live, so I don't know the laws about school, but I know where I live, Child Protection would be on my doorstep if my 15 year old was not attending,

Find out who so-an-so is, and talk to the parents. Let them know that you want them to stop enabling your daughter. If you suspect that she is also drinking or doing anything illegal in that home, contact the police and file a report.

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Michelle - posted on 07/24/2016

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I agree with Jodi. You need some tough love as she has been walking all over you for too long.
She is going to hate you but she is still a child and you are the parent. Time to step up and be one.

A - posted on 07/24/2016

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My daughter is 15 . I'm a Single mom with a teenage Girl. She just hates me .she leave all times of the nite . When I text her she texts me I'm sleeping over at so-and-so's house. I've tried talking to her about why I don't want her to be out late. she doesn't listen to me . I've tried to ground her she just runs out of the house and jumpes in a car and off she goes . I've taken her to the doctor he's given meds she won't take them . She's a wild beast .she comes home after I go to work .she smells like smoke and she sleeps all day when I'm at work . Please help me with some good tips to talk to her on her level .

Dove - posted on 07/23/2016

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Ditto the other lades. How old and what are the household rules regarding curfew?

You mention 'never happy'... is depression a concern?

Michelle - posted on 07/23/2016

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How old is the teen? If they are in your house then they need to live by your rules. If they aren't then they either move out (if old enough) or have consequences.

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