Teenagers

United States
November 5, 2008 10:42am CST
I have 2 teenage sisters and they are so different from each other. It's like day and night. My question here today is, do you think it's fair for one child to be treated differently from the other. My mom, acts as if it's more of a blessing to send the one that gives her the most trouble, and the child that is actually well behaved, makes good grades and is showing responsibility, gets the crap end of the stick. It's as if my mother is giving up? How do I help with this. I don't want to take sides, but I see all of this happening and I want to make it better? Any suggestions?
3 responses
• United States
6 Nov 08
I will have to admit that we have been kind of guilty of this in our family. My daughter has been such a handful to raise and our son was to easy to raise that he gets more. But really we saw it as that we did not want to reward her for bad behavior and we thought if she saw all of what he was getting for behaving and stuff that she would start behaving too. But it does not always work that way.
• United States
8 Nov 08
I think all parents are guilty of this to some extent!! We can only do our best as parents!! Keep up the good work!!
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
5 Nov 08
It happens most to everyone. You don't need to take sides. Just stay neutral. It's best for everyone.
5 Nov 08
i think that sometimes what works with one child is different to what works with another. me and my sister are treat quite differently, but that can be a good thing, because different things motivate us.