Thursday, November 29, 2007

Having a teen daughter

I have always wanted a little girl, a daughter. I got one! I was so excited when she was born. She was my first and I was scared to death and excited all at the same time. She was tiny. She was perfect. She was mine.

I have really enjoyed having a daughter. Now as we get deeper into the teen years that is changing. Now don't get me wrong, I still love having a daughter. I love her. But, it is getting more and more difficult to like her, at least every day. :)

She has gotten that typical teen attitude. We have been fighting a lot more everyday. If I try to discipline her, it gets worse. If I ask her to do anything (chore, homework, get out of bed for school), I am meet with almost hateful stares and attitude. She is currently grounded until she finds her brand-spanking new cell phone. She is pissed.

However, I know this is typical. I know it will pass. I just have to be the same. I have to be steady, generous, keep the lines of communication open, be there for her when/if she is ready. I just have to be very patient.


UPDATE: Not 5 minutes after posting this, she got all sweet and loving again. She was in here just chatting like nothing had happened. Probably to her, nothing did. Gotta love'em.

9 comments:

Esmerelda said...

two words: boarding school

the british aren't so bad.

TxGambit said...

Ha, ha! Actually, funny you should say that, my maternal grandmother is British and we have family there.

BeautifulDisaster said...

HORMONES!! That's all I have to say. My 11 yr old daughter started bitching at me right when I walked in the door tonight, eventually broke into tears and slammed herself in her room. 30 minutes later she was sweet as pie, eating a chocolate bar and telling me how chocolate always makes things better. Hmmm. . .

trappedintime said...

I sure don'e miss that stuff.

Karen said...

Oh heck, I've got all that to come and twice over.

Poor Brits like me don't have the privilege of sending kids to boarding school. My husband's decided to turn the shed into a hide-out when the girls hit puberty. I can just see it now, the lawn mower and spades being turfed out to make way for his TV and beer fridge.

Margaret said...

ddid she find her cell phone???

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Ugh. I don't want to think that one day this will be happening to me. But just think...when I start going thought this with Hailey you'll be totally over it.

That's a small consolation, right?

Margaret said...

Just left you a little somethin'

Charlene said...

OMG, You so know what I'm going through with Amanda. I could make a post everyday with just her crap!
I figured it out the other day between all six kids, I'll be going through this for the next 18 years. Ahhhh!