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My daughter is 13 this month, and hormonal changes (I hope) have made her into this sarcastic nasty peace of work. I can’t open my mouth with out some form of awful comment, sarcasm, or attitude. The only one in the house she’s not like this with is her father. It’s driving me mad, and her attitude is making her very unlikeable. She’s mean to all her siblings. If asked nicely to do anything is responded with her doing it as slowly as possible or rambling under her breath…..

Posted by mom366540, 9th July 2019

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  • Sadly, we’re getting the same thing from our son. I’m just hoping he gets over it well before he turns 19!

  • It will pass it is all part of the learning process and suddenly realising she is an individual. Grit your teeth it will soon be over-hopefully.

  • Hang in there – it will pass and she will emerge a beautiful sweet butterfly. She is experiencing the greatest change in her brain development since being a toddler. As hard as it is, try not to take it personally – but remember that she pretty much can’t control a lot of the moodiness. Forgive her loads. A great phrase that I learnt recently is “I respect/love you too much to argue with you about that.” I feel that as my daughters are going through adolescents they have almost reverted back to being toddlers, ie; they are really sulky, demanding, argumentative, throw tantrums, yet still need lots of cuddles and mothering. It’s a challenging but exciting time as they grow further into being their own independent selves :)

  • Unfortunately this is quite normal with adolescence. As long as you set boundaries , be consistent and follow through with any consequences it will pass. Let her know she can not be disrespectful to you or her siblings.

  • Teenage girls become moody and mixed with hormones become a total stranger. Sibling rivalry is worst when a teenager is involved as they take everything personal. It will pass just try and hang on.

  • It’s very normal, but set your boundaries, she needs to know to respect you even if she is going through a horrible stage. I understand, it’s not easy and their attitudes to parents can be just revolting.

  • Definitely hormones and she will definitely come out the other side. In the meantime she needs to know she’s loved no matter what even when she’s being very unlikable and hard work. You might need some time out for you if it gets too much. Teenage years are tough on everyone.

  • It’s not going to be easy and there may be conflict but the most important thing is that your daughter knows that you are there to support her.

  • Yep its the teen-age. Please try not to react on everything she’s doing. Maybe its just her way to get your attention. Just relax and respond casually. It’ll be a while till she gets back normal. The teens!!

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