My daughter is smart (A's and B's), a little on the artsy/punk side....so she doesn't mind flaunting her individuality and generally a great kid. When she is with me for extended amounts of time, I have not had any trouble with her attitude...or at least nothing that can't be overcome. Her mother, however, is now claiming she is at the end of her rope with her. She has grounded her to the point that it is not effective and my daughter is showing signs of a rebellious nature as she is starting to talk back to her Mom, miss the point a lot :o), and is becoming sneaky and manipulative with her time.
I would appreciate any advice because grounding is redundant and I am concerned that she will try to do something just to spite any punishment we give her.
Denise's thoughts: I want to add some things you can do to make this a more positive time for your relationship with her. Talk to her about the sex, what dating really is and the fact that you will always be there for her, like if some young man decides to break her heart or if she has some questions that she wants to have answered by a male.
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