What do you do when you have a 16 yaer old daughter That dont like me (mom)

United States
September 19, 2006 12:44am CST
My daughter make me feel like a peice of trash well not only me the whole family 72 nana 20 brother dad 6 brother.We give her everything we can we are not rich so fancy cars are out.We cant be together 5min till all hell is breaking out.So I just let her stay at friends as much as possible to keep my home un upset.She flips from one person to another.Does is sound like a mental problem going on? I dont think that is just being spoiled/
6 responses
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
28 Sep 06
I would take her in for counseling and an evaluation if you think she has some mental problems going on. But also sounds as if you are letting her walk all over you...I wouldn't say she's spoiled, but if she does have some problems..your just feeding into them not helping them. Bipolar kids will flip like that, but it can be controlled by mood stabilizers...and structure. I'd take her in ASAP
1 person likes this
29 Sep 06
Typical angry teenager trying to find her place although it does seem abit extreme than usualy, I think agree with those that have said some kind of councilling, or talking to her, though I'm sure you have tried many times! It must be hard.
@kstanley7 (1172)
29 Sep 06
it's not a mental problem it's just teenagers they are bound to rebel, she will grow out of it.
@asa010 (1129)
• India
28 Sep 06
teenage,nothing new she is trying to be a rebal...dont worry she will come of it sooner or later
• United States
28 Sep 06
it sounds like you are doing a geat job---teenagers dont like much of anyone---they are just learning how to like themselves and pull away to begin their young adult life--it is natural---she is your daughter not your friend-that will come later--it is not your job to make her like you--it is your job to give her the tools to be an independent successful person
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
27 Sep 06
She sounds like a typical teenager trying to find her place. I would suggest getting counciling on how to handle her. It isn't good that she doesn't have boundaries and she is allowed to be with friends so much. You need to get a plan in place in your family and stick to it. Talk to your doctor about it, they can help. Don't give up on her, you sound like you love your daughter very much. A good mother to me is one that will admit they can't handle everything going on and is willing to get outside help to protect their children from making a mistake that could ruin their life. Let her see you strong and in charge even if it means you have to drag her to some type of counseling. We don't know all the answers as parents, the world out there is always trying to defeat us.