I haven't been on here in a while but could use your help. My daughter's going to be 16 in a few months. I feel this huge separation between us. There are so many things I want to say to her but I am sick of the faces, sick of the attitude every time I try to. I am a single mom trying to do her best. I want her to have more responsibilities but think it's just quicker and easier if I just do it myself and I don't have to deal with asking her to do it 5 times the looks, etc. I can't be alone in this.
She spends way too much time on the computer and I am not thrilled with her best friend of choice, it's bringing her down. If I try to talk to her about it, she becomes so defensive and I am the bad one....I am always the enemy...I'm so tired of it. She is doing very well in school and I let a lot go because of that. I feel like a whimp on the outside and a tyrant on the inside and need that balance. Never had a problem before teen years!!!
Yesterday, I hit bottom. I hardly spoke and you know what...it was fine with her, didn't hardly notice it. I felt really down and out, but this morning I told her to take the sheets off her bed to be washed and no attitude.
I know there has to be more out there feeling like me. I miss my child, I want to give her the freedom she needs but not exceed that. We have always been close and I know in a few years she will be off to college and I need to have her prepared for that....responsibility wise.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.