My 10 year old daughter has recently started acting out

Brandee - posted on 10/24/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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It started when she started going to school out here. See, we just moved across the US and as far as she says and we know, she loves it here. I don't know if it's other kids influencing her or what. It started with stealing a pencil pouch from another student, to picking up at lighter and lighting a piece of tissue on fire at our home, and I found out today she was caught writing "you suck" on another child's shirt after a fun run today. It's to the point that the principal is making her talk to the school counselor and writing her a disciplinary notice. We have tried everything. We are living with my bestfriend and her 2 and 1/2 year old son. Could she not be used to having another kid around? Or is she trying to be cool in school? I've just never had any problems with her until now. Any other ideas?
Please and thanks

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Brandee - posted on 10/28/2014

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I would first like to say thanks to all of you ladies who took time to give advice. I would also like to point out that the lighters weren't just laying around wherever in plain sight. I don't know what kind of parent you think I may be but that is not the case. I moved around a lot before I turned fifteen and it was definitely rough for me. So, I do slightly understand the acting out. Besides after being an only child for so long, it must be hard. We have a family counseling session this weekend, which I am looking forward too. I will definitely check out that book also. Sounds like a good idea. I really appreciate everything from you ladies thank you so much!!

Christina - posted on 10/26/2014

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Hi Brandee. I have an 11yr old, along with a 16 and 8yr old. My 11yr old has been going through some rough stages herself. Just started middle school, which is a stress of it's own, along with other hormonal things she is going through. And I'm sure she deals with hormonal friends at school too. I am a single mom and that is stressful for all my kids because it is a stress for me. I recently started reading a book called "The Conscious Parent"... It's great so far and it's given me pointers on how to be a great mom. I also recommend a counselor. It sounds like your daughter has many things on her plate. A move, new school, new peers (who can be very influencial) and yes the 2 year old she is living with. Even though she may not be expected to look after him, she may still feel a small responsibility.

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