My 16yr old daughter is out of control, dont know what to do

Debbie - posted on 01/11/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi everyone, Im a single mom of 4 children, I have twin girls (16), an 8 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. My problem is one of my 16yr old daughters out of control, she does anything and everything to make me cry and when I do she just laughs at me and tells me to have a break down as you usually do, I really don't know what to do. I try to give all my children the same care and attention they need and the other 3 are happy with that but the 1 doesn't care no matter how much I help her with money or school, friends or any other problems shes had she acts like she hates me and its heart breaking for me, she has a very nasty tongue and shouts and stomps round the house even when the others are in bed if shes not getting the attention. ive tried talking to her on our own, asking if she has any problems or worries, ive gone to bed and tried ignoring her when shes spoiling for an argument over nothing (but she follows me upstairs and taps on the door saying if shes not asleep im not going to sleep) ive taken things off her and made her stay in but nothing is working, Its starting to really bring me down, and its not fair on the other children. I've spoken to her dad but he hasn't helped she stayed at his for a while (her choice) and she came back worse, really don't know what to do I feel like ive failed her some how!!! (I could go on and on with the things she has done and said but it would take forever to write)


Jodi - posted on 01/11/2014




Debbie, has she seen a counsellor?

I also want to say that she seems to be doing this for the reaction. I can't say why, but maybe a visit to a counsellor will help. Is she also having issues at school?

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