17 year old disrespectful daughter

Dawna - posted on 04/07/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are at our wits end with our 16.5 year old daughter. Very disrespectful and RUDE and mean to us and her 11 year old sister! You can't talk to her, if it is a scolding or teaching manner, she tells us to shut up! I was raised to NEVER disrespect your elders and if you DID you got the belt or the switch, I never did anything like it again. I don't know what to do...please give me some advice.

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Raye - posted on 04/07/2015

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She still needs to be told what to do in your house and follow through on your requests or face consequences. What consequences have you tried? If she's being mean to her sister, then keep them separated. If she's rude to you, then start taking away privileges. All she needs is food, a roof over her head, clothes, school. Everything else can be removed. Lock her out of her room with a sleeping bag and change of clothes in the hallway. She can earn back her stuff when she can behave. No electronics. No friends. No car. Nothing until she can behave. Call the police to come talk to both your children and tell them that they have to follow rules in your house until they are legal age to move out.

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