Claudia - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have 3 kids. I am a stay home, (unemployed) single mom. My daughter is 15 1/2 and will be a sophmore this coming year. It seems like every conversation becomes an argument and she is always mouthing off. Sometimes I feel like I'm the daughter and she is the mother. It's gotten to the point that she mouth's off no matter where we are or who is around us. I've learned to be very blunt with her and I tend to tell her to shut up all the time. She thinks that she can have all the freedom in the world and always wants to be at her friends house. I have to admit I let her go alot of the times, just so I don't have to deal with her mouth. That is wrong. She always tries to minipulate the situatiion. Which she gets that from her father. How do I become firm and not have to deal with her b.s. I use to think that I had issues with her because I was a working mom and I was always on the go. Well I've been a stay home mom now for a year in a half. Which I feel is needed with a 15 year old that thinks she's 20. she's never wrong and when I go to give her advice she get's very defensive.