U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-23-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: The analog world
15,688 posts, read 8,775,979 times
Reputation: 21057

Advertisements

Spend lots of time with friends, preferably those who also have teens. They can be a great source of support.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-23-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
14,318 posts, read 20,573,599 times
Reputation: 20220
Sadly I think it is the age. My daughter is the same. It's infuriating she treats other families better then her own.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Cary NC
1,042 posts, read 1,362,397 times
Reputation: 2393
Hang in there they get so much better around 16, at least all 3 of mine did. I would just intentionally be cheerful, sing in the car, around the house drove them crazy but also would make them laugh. It's just a rite of passage no reason to let it bring you down too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2014, 10:26 AM
 
15,203 posts, read 16,061,842 times
Reputation: 25127
My 15-year-old is the same way, but thankfully not all the time.

I read somewhere that every house with a teenager also needs a dog so that somebody will be happy to see you when you walk in the door.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2014, 10:17 AM
 
1,516 posts, read 1,766,272 times
Reputation: 3110
My 14 year old is usually always sour but it has reached a crescendo this summer for some reason. No matter what I say or do, there is usually some type of confrontation. Yesterday she asked me if she could help me unpack (we just moved). I took her up on her offer and we were putting shelves on the bookcases. She started moaning and groaning since placing shelves can be a frustrating process and she has no patience for anything. I bit my tongue and had a neutral face. She then proceeded to get into it me over "what I was thinking." The whole process resulted in a massive temper tantrum and she pounded upstairs. Her frustration with the shelves transferred to me and made me into the bad guy. She was in a sour mood the rest of the day. I can't win with her. Then again, she does have a history of behavioral problems so that probably magnifies her "sour" mood.

I would say to just have patience and not get into with her. Easier said than done but that is all you can do. If she is blatantly disrespectful or abusive though, there should be consequences.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: The analog world
15,688 posts, read 8,775,979 times
Reputation: 21057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marlow View Post
My 15-year-old is the same way, but thankfully not all the time.

I read somewhere that every house with a teenager also needs a dog so that somebody will be happy to see you when you walk in the door.
By coincidence, I'm sitting here with my own 15-year-old. I read your post to her. She laughed and asked when we were getting a dog. I feel pretty fortunate that for the most part she has a pleasant personality and is easy to parent. I was much more difficult at that age.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Parenting
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top