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tinkerbell54
By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-07-08 12:48:09 -0500
Started 2013-07-02 08:54:22 -0500

my teenager she is smart & she is on her school honor society. But the problem I have with her is that she thinks she is the parent & not the teenager. She wants to be a elementary teacher. Her mouth gets her in trouble. I hope that my diabetic friends can give me help on this matter ? Ruth Tinkerbell54

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6 replies

Stuart1966
Stuart1966 2013-07-07 15:59:58 -0500 Report

Hello Ruth:

You'll have to give us much more detail before we can help you in any way… what is happening precisely? She being parental toward YOUR diabetes? Whats going on…

Help if we can

tinkerbell54
tinkerbell54 2013-07-08 12:06:10 -0500 Report

her teenage attidute. she is acting like she is the parent & I am the child. I have payed for her KIA car for school . Ruth Tinkerbell54

Anonymous
Anonymous 2013-07-02 13:54:20 -0500 Report

Yea mine is smart and in college full scholarships, but I really do not need the satisfaction to tell people that to raise my head above the crowd .

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-07-02 12:16:04 -0500 Report

As the step-parent of a highly intelligent (now college educated with honors) kid, there isn’t much you can do. If she’s doing things “wrong”, then you need to dole out the appropriate discipline. However, if it’s just an “I know better” attitude, that’s not something punishable. Only life experience will take that out of her. It’s hard, but there comes a point where you have to let her fail, because experience may be the only lesson she’ll understand.

Madmankm
Madmankm 2013-07-02 09:46:14 -0500 Report

What steps have you taken? I punished mine by taking phones, computers, internet or whatever they liked, then made the stand around with their finger on the nose. They HATE that trick!

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