Teen daughter out of control

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Registered: 04-30-2011
Teen daughter out of control
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Sat, 04-30-2011 - 4:40pm

My 15 year old has been getting worse. It all started when my 2.5 year old was born. At first she was great with the baby and she still is to a point. She does not get along with my husband her step-dad. They have gotten into some pretty intense arguments to where he has gotten close to hitting her. i have smacked her a few times. it is hard not to when she is calling me a fu*** B***. It

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 04-30-2011 - 9:07pm

You certainly have a lot on your plate there.

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sun, 05-01-2011 - 10:28am

My heart goes out to you!

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Tue, 06-21-2011 - 4:18pm

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Registered: 07-31-2011
Sun, 07-31-2011 - 1:03pm

That's quite sad. I think she's jealous of her younger sis because her sibling have a complete family picture with a real biological dad, which she doesn't have. She is trying to get attention because of her jealousy, you can try to talk to her in a friendly way and see what the problem is. Don't nag for this won't help, I know at first she'll be reluctant and won't try to let you in so just try to gain her trust then you can talk it out nicely. Explain to her the situation and let her feel that your love for her and the young one is the same. If you are also seeking for a professional help, enrolling her to a military school for boys and girls will be a great help for her. She'll have counseling and and she can continue her education also, plus she'll gain self respect and self discipline here.

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Registered: 08-29-2011
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 12:31pm

I suggest that you should ask for help in your town that offers free treatment for your daughter. I think she has a problem with her brain. She can't think or feel the goodness for herself and for the family. I heard also that kind of situation and some they send their teens to boot camp for bad kids. There, she can have a good treatment like what other have there. So, just try to send her there.