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lTX2014



Joined: 17 Jan 2014
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State or Province: Texas

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject: Teenager Issues Reply with quote

Hello - I am writing today about issues with my 14 year old daughter - she started high school this year and she seems to have the "just get by" attitude.

I don't have to be mommy dearest - but I don't want to end up on dr. phil because I am a pushover -

Any suggestions as they are in high school and searching for their own independence?

Also - do you allow your 14 year old girl to go off with their friends that drive?? Go to movies alone??
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MaryM



Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 52
State or Province: New Jersey

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Join the club. I have a 15 year old freshmen. We have to push her everyday to study. She could easily get straight A's but is a B student at best.

All she cares about is texting and hanging out with her friends. We called the phone company and had her text messages cut off at 9:00pm Monday thus Thurs. It was a good idea. She had 6000 text messages in one month.

Luckily none of her friends drive. But I would hold off on that for as long as possible.

Good Luck.
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ElizabethDa



Joined: 25 Apr 2014
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State or Province: Alabama

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You two should have a sincere discussion and make her understand how important is school for her future.
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ashleypaxtonn



Joined: 17 Nov 2014
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State or Province: Connecticut

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Teenager Issues Reply with quote

lTX2014 wrote:
Hello - I am writing today about issues with my 14 year old daughter - she started high school this year and she seems to have the "just get by" attitude.

I don't have to be mommy dearest - but I don't want to end up on dr. phil because I am a pushover -

Any suggestions as they are in high school and searching for their own independence?

Also - do you allow your 14 year old girl to go off with their friends that drive?? Go to movies alone??



Yes, I think you should make her understand the importance of studies. My son was even the same skips school, hang around with friends but then I hired him a home tutor. Home tutoring lets you keep an eye on your kid.
On the other hand, I also made him realize the importance of studies which actually paid me off to change his attitude towards studies.
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