Single mother of 13yr old daughter, arguing, ignoring, worsening

Jenn - posted on 05/24/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 13yr old daughter started her period 2 months ago. We've been through a lot of struggles, and life problems. We're always close, she was always messy but good. Now, only comes to me when she wants things, knowing I recently broken wrist, on A $400 sedwick (hover board ) I neglected myself, usual. .and made sure my 15yr (now 16yr old) son got A $300.00 Wii U and additional things. .Due to the uneasy life, without any other family, no Child support. I do my best to make sure that my children aren't completely without things that their friends possess. But, she still doesn't clean, or does half-ass chores (which isn't a lot..I do everything and she doesn't appreciate anything. Constantly makes me repeat small things I ask of her, which takes hours! AND gets irritated and hollers back and forth with me, Every things i say or feel, makes her argumentative..and she's always been good and we were sooooo close. But she's unappreciative, inconsiderate,selfish, and she's just started puberty! ! I don't think I will even like her anymore by the time she's 15yrs old. Help.


Jodi - posted on 05/25/2016




So don't get her the things her friends have if she can't contribute to the chores and if she is going to be disrespectful. Let her know that she can't just be nice when she wants something - that's not the way it works. And maybe even take a few of those things off her until she can demonstrated appreciation and respect.

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