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rebellious daughter..

posted 6 years 4 weeks ago
i need an advice on what to do with my daughter.. everything i say she completely does the exact opposite.. not only that she has been into a lot of trouble lately.. she just turned 17.. i think its because of peer pressure.. is it normal? or is it because im a single parent and i cant give her 100% of what a normal family can give.. Shrug

im thinking of letting her enroll in a camp so that she will realize that what she is doing is wrong.. or let her join group therapy for self expression.. i dont know what to do.. all i want is whats best for her..

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posted 6 years 3 weeks ago
It's normal at her age..but you still have to discipline her and give time to talk about her with problems and what she wants.

posted 6 years 3 weeks ago
I think you must talk as much as you can. Let her know that you understand she is developing more independence as she is growing up, but that at the same time if she makes bad choices she could end up in a bad situation. Help her to see that becoming an adult isn't just about doing what you want, but about having to sometimes say no to things too. Good luck.

posted 4 days 12 hours ago
Dear mom
I think your daughter is going through the adolescent stage. It is a crisis stage where girls feel that they are on the top of the world and that no one can tell them anything. The teenager crisis is traumatic and often leave parents confused and frustrated. Some of the causes of such unwarranted behavior include:
• Peer pressure
• Alcohol
• Failure to provide rules and punishment when the child starts misbehaving
• Traumatic experience
• Parental separation and divorce.
In your case, I tend to think that peer influence and lack of parental guidance is the main cause of the problem. You have mentioned that you are a single mother. Well, what I think is happening is that your child does not have a fatherly figure to look upon for guidance. I think you should consider taking her for counseling or a therapy where she can learn some of those things you have mentioned. She is disobedient because she knows that you are not capable of punishing her for offenses committed. However, if you enroll her in a camp, I think she will be able to rectify.

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