My teen vs my new husband. Comments appreciated
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|Thu, 06-30-2011 - 2:52pm|
Greetings board. I haven't been here before, but I probably need to hang out here more. Here's my situation: My first husband died when our children were 4 (son) and 6 (daughter). I was devastated, vowed never to date/remarry, all that. After about 8 years, some coworkers set me up on a blind date. We dated a year and a half and have now been married 2 years. My son loves his stepdad. They do a lot of things together. My daughter, however..............
I console myself with the fact that she was a bratty teen before he came along. She's just so disrespectful and rude. They never speak. Today they had a screaming match over whether she should use a cutting board or chop a potato right on the countertop. She stormed off crying that she would starve since she couldn't make her lunch.
I'm a high school teacher and have always observed that by the junior year, the kids really start to mature and be more responsible. Not so with this one. She put forth a halfway effort toward getting a job this summer - no luck. I offer many chores for allowance, but she'd rather sleep. Her grades started to drop