How to deal with a stubborn sister?
May 3, 2010 3:00am CST
I have a younger sister( a teenager) who is so spoiled that even my parents can't do anything about her stubborness. She loves to go out every night and when it comes to doing household chores, she's as lazy as a cat.I don't know how to reprimand her,she doesn't even listen to what my parent's advice.Her stubborness started when she got dumped by her first boyfriend.I'm just concerned about her because before she was an obedient daughter and she had good grades at school.It's a sad thing if she continues to be that stubborn, her future will be wasted.HELP!
• United States
12 May 10
Sounds so much like my daughter here. I feel for you with this one. if it is not stopped now? Nothing will work later. I know about this read my posts about my daughter. Your going to need a lot of tissue and strength.
• United States
3 May 10
This is a really tough situation. It sounds like she's going through that rebellious teenage phase. I remember my younger sister going through that phase too and she was a bit hard to handle. The best I could do at the time was to keep on giving her advice and talking to her even when she didn't want to hear anything from me. Try not to be pushy when you deal with her because that'll only make her act out more. Also, talk to her like she's an equal instead of a little kid (or make it seem that way) because I'm pretty sure she's going through that phase when she thinks she's all grown up. Just stick with her even when she's being a stubborn brat. Because the moment you let up she might go astray. I really feel for you because I've been in that situation before. I hope your sister gets out of her funk soon.
7 Jun 10
I think many teenagers go through a rebellious phase. I am mother to 4 teenagers aged 19, 18, 17 and 14 years old. While my two eldest children are good, helpful, study and work hard and they do their household chores, but my 17 year old is very disrespectful, never does chores, steals money from us, etc. I agree your sister needs to change, but I think teenagers need to make mistakes themselves and learn from them. Certainly with my 17 year old, she doesn't listen to me and just goes ahead and does what she wants anyway.