Why my smart teen daughter rebels?

Tabbie - posted on 05/16/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a daughter that is gone through her freshmen year in high school. Normally she is extremely very intelligent with class work and homework, however lately she is starting to rebel and not do her school work. She is in band and hanging out with older teens at school. How do I get her back on track with her class work?

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Tabbie - posted on 05/22/2014

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Another Team Player Thank You for helping with your advice very respected here. Go Mom's Thank You! Tabitha

Tabbie - posted on 05/22/2014

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Thanks Jodi, I forget to catch my breathe sometimes. When she does certain things I feel like the Mac Truck just ran me over at a High rate of speed and my mind has not even processed what just happen. I feel sometimes this kind of slow reaction makes me vulnerable as a mother when it comes to getting my point across before she is off on her next adventure. I am so glad that there is someone out there like the ladies on this site that can step in front of me and say Breathe it's normal, No You Are Not Crazy, and Yes that just happened. OK now here is what you do. I am so Grateful all who are in my corner and in the Huddle with me. Thanks Again. Tabitha

Jodi - posted on 05/16/2014

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This is a perfectly normal stage of adolescence. I see it a lot amongst 14-15 year olds. As a parent, you need to stick to your guns, set boundaries and limitations and enforce appropriate consequences. Let her know what your expectations are, and the very clear consequences if she does not meet them. And follow through every single time.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/16/2014

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Hold her to expectations, and enforce consequences for poor behaviour

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