Disrespect & Disobedience: Teen

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a good kid. She has her head on straight (most of the time), but loves to give me a hard time. It feels like I have lost all controll of things when it comes to her. She no longer has the respect for me she once did, and can be very disrespectful, and quite mean and hurtful. She is a sophmore in college prep highschool wich is 2 hours away from home. Last year she could not wait to go, Her brother is a senior at another high school prep school, Now this year she...

Acting Up

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

Attitude & Moods

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My 16 Year Old Seems Distant

I'm worried about my 16 year old.. I'm not sure if that is common, normal for teens of his age.. He tends to close the door and stays in his room, Always on cellphone.. He doesnt commicuate much with me.. I talk a lot with him, let him know that I'm there for him and such. I feel as Im losing him. What else can I do?

Bullying

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

Clothing & Makeup

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Seeking Advice for Out of Control 16 Year Old

I am seeking advice for a 16 year old who is out of control. A little bit about our sitation - I am 31 single female (no kids)with a 16 year old sister. Our mother died over 14 years ago, so she was raised primarily by our father. Out of pity for my youngest sister, he let her grow up doing whatever she wanted - no disipline whatsoever. In total, my father father has 4 kids - we are all from the same 2 parents. During these past years, ny father did not want us coming around or trying to disipline the youngest. Now at 16, she is beyond...

Hygiene Issues

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Seeking Help with a 17 Year Old Live in Stepdaughter!

Hello, I am a 31 almost 32 year old step mom of a 17 year old stepdaugher. She is very angry and literally hates me. She has lived with her father always. Unfortunatly, she has a very long history as a child. My husband and she were abandoned by her biological mother when she was 8 mo. old. My husband has raised her eversince. He has full custody. He remarried when she was 3 or 4 and that marriage ended in total disaster to say the least. When we first met she was 12 and the most darling little girl. She loved me to pieces, but somehow,...

Jealousy & Deceit

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

Not Listening

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Seeking Parents Advice on Rules for My 15 Year Old Son.

My son has in general always been respectful, kind, hardworking and grateful. After recieving his iphone and entering into the texting, facebook world everything about him is changing. Friends are the main focus. Typical teen stuff parents are idiots, knows all the answers etc. What concerns me is his disrespect and feelings of entitlement. We have had a family meeting with him laying down some rules an guidelines. Some of them: phone must be given to us by 10pm on school nites, 10:30pm curfew. No going out with friends on school...

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Testing the Sass

My 11 yr old son is starting to test how sassy and disrespestfulnes by his...

Phone & Texting

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Cell Phone Texting

Would like to hear from mom's with 12 year olds. She's an awesome kid trying to fit in with her peers! Are there any parents out there that don't allow texting at this age? Am I the only one (according to my 12 year old :-))? Should I just block it? It's mostly other children that don't respect it, but we end up paying for each one. I refuse to get "unlimited texting", that seems to give the child the wrong message. What are your ideas?

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Too Much Texting

My 13 year old 7th grader cant stop texting! He would text 24/7 if he could...