14yr Teenage Daughter

Megan - posted on 02/25/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone. Having a dilemma with my 14yr daughter. She has been on her iPhone constantly (not a huge surprise) and I've asked her to put it away a few times when I'm preparing dinner, clear away dishes etc. but just lately she has been engrossed in conversation/texting with her friends and one particular boy. When I've asked her to help she gets angry and turns her head the other way to ignore me. I've taken her phone off her before for similar behaviour but she continues to repeat the behaviour once phone is given back. I was reading her messages from her girlfriend the other night and the friend told her she was sexting with this boy. I talked to her about it and she denies any involvement but as a precaution I asked her to give the mobile and all other media a break for a month... Hell broke loose and my baby girl turned into a monster. Screaming abuse about her privacy and her life and to butt out, calling me stupid and who did I think I was to interfere in her social life. What would others do?

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Megan - posted on 02/26/2014

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Thanks for the comments. My daughter has been an angel today she's helping out, tidied her room, cleaned the lounge room and even gone to bed :) no iPhone, no anything involving social media. I have an old phone that I said she could use strictly for contacting me and her Dad but she declined.. So I shall keep the post updated with progress (I hope!).

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I agree with Shawnn take away her phone but I would go and cancel all her facebook account and every other account I could find. I tell me 14 year old daughter Computers, DS games, Xbox(any game system), internet, Ipad and Ipods are all privileges and she has to earn and have the right attitude to be able to get those. It is unacceptable for your kids to treat you that way. I know Iphones are not cheap and the plans are not cheap either.

Hang in there.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/25/2014

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Simple solution. Take away the iphone, get her a basic phone, with basic options.

If she doesn't have the fancy options, she cannot use them.

Since she's already exhibited poor decision making skills (deciding to continue the behaviour as soon as she got her phone back), then she's obviously not old enough to handle the responsibility.

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