Quoting ×ø×K·ßear×ø×:" at 12, they would have either been going to bed early, or have something taken away like some sort of privilege (watching tv, computer use, phone) "This.
Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vodka Knockers:</b>" Have you asked her what you and your DH ... [snip!] ... trying to find her place in our families, there's been a lot of changes the last year. But I also think hormones play a part"In that case, I say just try to be understanding. I'd personally try to do more one on one activities, or just activities that make her feel needed. But I would also let her know that it's not okay to communicate threats like that and if she ever feels upset, she should come and speak to you about it so you two can get it resolved.
Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vodka Knockers:</b>" In that case, I say just try to be understanding. ... [snip!] ... pretty well tonight though. I didn't let myself get angry and she knows I'm here still and calm if she wants to talk tonight"Completely understand, and I also know it can be very frustrating to deal with pre-teen or teenage girls. Just keep it up and keep trying, she'll eventually adjust and be more comfortable with the situation.
Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vodka Knockers:</b>" Completely understand, and I also know ... [snip!] ... been trying to find a concert we can go to together, I think it would be super fun and really special for both of us, you know?"Yeah, a concert would be excellent. I would have loved it if my mom took me to concerts around that age, definitely a good bonding experience.