My 13 year old is rude, careless, and disrespectful!

Tallisha - posted on 02/16/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I told my 13 year old to clean her room and stop leaving her things on the ground (clothes, teddy bear, books, homework, etc.) and I got shocked when she put her hands on her hips and told me to shut the f*** up. I told her many times that we do not use swear language for unreasonable situations but she still does! She's been like this since she started middle school and I can't figure out why my child is behaving this way. I thought it was hormones the FIRST and SECOND day she started acting out but it's getting too much than hormones....
I have two other kids in our household so it's very difficult to pay attention to her 24/7 but she seems to want attention more than anything. As for the internet, I ask who the people on her friends list are on FB and Instagram and she tells me to mind my own beeswax whenever I do. I told her that I am the parent, the mom, and she doesn't tell me what to do because it's my job to see her social media accounts and if there's a reason why I can't then her account(s) have to be deleted. She started friending people about in their 20's or late high school aged that lives in our city but I don't seem to have met them before and most of the people she has are people from outside of school, not friends from school. I started wondering if there SHOULD be some kind of limit in friending people online. Any suggestions? There's a big problem with her rudeness, and she swears in front of anyone without a REASON to. I'll have to get a guidance counselor...

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Tallisha - posted on 02/17/2015

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I did set up limits... she MUST tell me who that friend/acquaintance/person whom she knows is and I have told her just about now that there are important REASONS why mothers and fathers do not allow their kids to friend people they don't know.
I took away her privilege of computer time due to her secretive behavior towards me until the young lady understands appropriate manners for her age. However, I do expect a little moodiness in my teens and I've never delt with this with my 16 y/o...

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