rebellious daughter

United States
July 3, 2010 7:37am CST
I have a rebellious 12 year old daughter. She lives with her dad full time but we have joint custody. Lately she has been mouthy and lying. She told me she passed her grade this year which was a lie(she failed). She's all about boys and hanging around town. I feel I have no say because she's living with him and he should be responsible for letting her go to town to hang with her friend and these boys. He should be telling her no she can't go to her friend's house because her friend lives in town so the walk the sidewalks through town all day and into the night. I know this because she texts me and says she downtown with her friend. There's a bar right in the middle of the town they walk by all the time. Don't bring up the subject of me not being responsible and that I should just go get her because I've already been through all that,but does anyone have the same problem and have any ideas? Thank you...
2 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
12 Jul 10
My daughter is still a far cry from being a 12 year old, however, I still think that I've got a taste of what you are talking about based on the fact that my daughter is starting to show signs of how she will be in a few years. She is mouthy to me and really tries to get away with more than she should. I really don't know what I am going to do with Kathryn in a couple years when she gets closer to her teenage years. I wish that I could be of help with you, but I can only somewhat sympathize with you.
@jhnmikala (153)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I havent had that exact problem but I have had a 12 year old daughter and I know what you mean. The only way is to take it up with the dad and if he still isnt gonna do anything try and get the child back I personally wouldnt want my daughter being like that just because my husband was unresponsible. I really hope you can work something out with the dad. Hope this helped