Has your sweet child turned moody and defiant almost overnight? Wondering what's going on - and more importantly, how to handle it?
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by JanetJanuary 5, 2012 at 5:28 PM
When does the tween years generally begin?
by JillysmomJanuary 5, 2012 at 5:39 PM
what is the best way to deal with the screaming?
by jhelmkeJanuary 5, 2012 at 6:42 PMHow do you deal with moodiness? Friends that are moody.
I always felt that my DD=12y were very close and we've a great bond. However the last couple of years she's changed: moods are a roller coater, she says she wants to talk/spend time with me (but when i do she has a flat effect), constant fighting with both her older and younger sib's (18y & 6y).. It's very frusterating, it's like who is this person that is in my home.. I know it's the age, and sometimes i feel that i get through to her and other times not so much.. I just dont know what to do with her anymore
January 5, 2012 at 7:37 PM
How do you deal with a know it all tween? She is constantly making statements as if they are fact, when in actuallity, they are false. She constantly argues with everyone.
by m00nyJanuary 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM
Hi, I have a fifeteen year old son who is autistic,it seems like I have to constantly remind him of things I have asked him to do.He is high functioning and very smart, he has proven to me he has a really good memory, and yet, I have such a hard time getting him to finish chores, take a shower, do his homework etc...without constantly reminding him.Why is he doing this and what can I do to not seem like I am constantly nagging and fighting with him?