Snobby preteen daughter…….help!!!?
A Parent asks, I have an 11 year old daughter that treats her mother and I like we are the worst people in the world. Her attitude went from being thankful to holding out her hand wanting more. The hard part is that my mother-in-law gives her anything and everything she wants, to include things that I have said no to. My daughter seems to think that just because she gets away with everything with Grandma she should be able to the same at our house. Being that we had her at the age of 17, my wife has a very hard time disciplining her so that has been left to me. I’m a former Marine that grew up in a military household so I can be extremely strict at times. We have gone from spanking, taking things away, and now grounding. So far all I have gotten from this is a lot of “I hate you” responses and high blood pressure. Last night I left her the choice of either straightening up and becoming a part of this family or packing up to go stay with my mother-in-all….comments please very lost!!!!
For those of you who keep saying that my wife needs to step up and do something……shut up. She and I agree and everything we do. I choose to be the one who enforces things. My dad was the enforcer most of the time and I’m sure that each of you had one parent or is the parent that is the enforcer in your house. This question was posted for those with children not those who are still children. My daughter already has a 17 year old aunt who is more spoiled than she is so why would I want to send my daughter to her. Please…..if you don’t or never have had kids….stay out of it……please.