Daughter thinks parents are enemies??? HELP

Erika - posted on 08/28/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a 14 yr old daughter and a 9 yr old son. Both parents still together my husband is self employed truck driver hrsbof work vary tries to be home does local work. Im a stay at home mom my daughter is a freshman in high school started her changing with a us about a yr ago? Everything we do & say is wrong with her she doesnt go out with what little friends she has & now apparantly she doesnt like us as parents?? she says its not the same she cant explain it. She also says we dont understand her & dont take her feelings seriously but she doesnt try to talk to us?? how are we soppose to know how she feels if she cant talk to us? we try to be loving parents i think for the most part my husband and I rarely argue we try to do things together go to church & catechisim with both of of the kids support them when they play sports. now all of s sudden we are bad parents??? Am i missing something? Is this just a phase? Why does she feel like she doesnt like us???

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April - posted on 09/01/2015

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The teenage years are definitely a tough time to parent. Many parents struggle to keep a healthy relationship and connection with their teen during this time. Please know that you are not alone in this. Do you like to read? Chap Clark has a great book called “When kids hurt: Help for adults navigating the adolescent maze”. I really like how he gives insight into teens and practical guidance for parents. Have you thought about counseling or talking with your pastor? Sometimes it is helpful to just have that mediator or person to help see things from each other’s point of view. I will be praying for you.

Seaberrycarl - posted on 08/31/2015

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you need outside help from a pastoral counseling or so other sources I think she having some sort of issues with interactions with other kids her age or a young man she likes and don't know how to approach the situation. But find out what she is really into and take from there she has to feel that feeling of euphoria Talking and interacting with you so good luck and God bless

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