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Posted 1/31/2013 by jml_9112 in NSBR Board


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:25:59 PM
My 14 y/o has brought me to tears twice already tonight. She's just mean. More so when she's PMSing. I know this is a common theme, but I live for the brief moments when she appears to be human...then the snarling b!tch comes back out.

Please tell me we will survive!
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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:35:54 PM
got one of those creatures here too. mine is almost 17 but she was a late bloomer so I'm probably dealing with it later than most do. I don't know what to tell you as I'm trying to figure it out myself. Can't say I like her some days! Best wishes that you survive....I do think it's a phase as the hormones level out.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:39:09 PM
Thank goodness my 13 yo DD only seems to have a few Dr. Jeckle days a month.

In fact, overall she's MUCH better now than when she was 9.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:41:54 PM
Mine just turned 17. I don't know what is going to come first: she'll become human again or she'll leave for college.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:46:54 PM
My poor DH doesn't know what to think of me and our almost 16 yo DD. We have the biggest fights and minutes later can be best friends watching a TV show together.

She and I are so alike though. I think that's the root of the problem. Keep us from sleep and it can ugly fast.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:52:03 PM
I have a 15yo SON like that. He puts my two daughters to shame as far as moodiness, selfishness, etc. And he used to be such a sweetheart. Definitely makes this mama sad at times.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 8:53:03 PM
I have a 15 y/o and boy do I feel your pain. I have a friend whose kids are all in their 20's and she said that when my dd is a senior she will become the biggest PITA. She said that all her friends went through it with their dd's, and not to take it personal.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:00:26 PM
I have four teenagers right now (and a 7 year old and a 3 year old) and I know exactly what you mean. Mine generally got a lot better at the age of 14.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:08:00 PM
When my boys had their moments I would grit my teeth and think
"It's going to be so good to miss you!"

Hang in there!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:17:31 PM
I have 37 and 39 year old DDs. They'll start becoming human again once they move out of your house. Once they become mothers is about the time they finally seem perfectly normal again.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:21:27 PM
Oh no, it's not only girls, it's BOYS too! I would say it's a teenage thing, not a girl thing or a boy thing.

They aren't little kids anymore, but not adults either. But they think they are adults, so when we don't let them do what they want, they get mad. For no reason.

Actually my daughters (9, 13 and 15) are never moody or mean. They are just slobs that eat us out of house and home. But they are always laughing and fun!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:32:22 PM
I agree that male teenagers are just as inhuman as females, at least to their parents. And they are much more pleasant once they don't live at home. I just tried to remind myself that they are trying and wanting to be grown-up and independent at the same time that they are terrified of having to be grown-up and independent. What helps? Praying a lot, if you are so inclined. Commiserating with your friends who are in the same boat. Occasionally, having a drink (or two or more).


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:17:54 PM
Watch the show The Neighbors (abc streams it)...the teen human girl in that is unreal. Sadly, mine are preteens. I never know what I'm picking up from school everyday...sweet child or devil child?

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:56:18 AM
Mine has been a PITA for years. Now at 16 she is starting to show signs of humanity again. Not at 6:00 AM nor at any point after 9:00 PM but sometimes, in those in-between hours, I see glimpses of the child I love...



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:05:45 AM
Dh and I feel your pain - we have a 13 yr old dd and a 1 yr old puppy which equals two teenaged females in our house at the same time!!! Even our dog trainer realized we have two teens at the same time and feels for us

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:12:56 AM
I have three daughters. My oldest is 13. She has her days, like we all do, but she is sweet and very mature for her age. When she's having one of those days she always apologizes for how she's acting. I don't see her being rebelious in her late teens.

Now my middle dd is another story. She's 11 and we already go back and forth about a few things. Mainly her choice in clothes. She has a very unique sense of style, which I think is great. We always come to a compromise, but she is so stubborn! I can see things getting worse once hormones and boys are added to the mix.

My youngest is 5, so only time will tell. She's a sweetie.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:33:23 AM
Yes you will survive. I know it doesn't seem like it now (kind of like having a colicky baby). My dd and I got into arguement so bad that I slammed my door in frustration and broke the frame and then went into my closet and cried for 30 minutes. I don't even remember what it was about because we argued so much.

We have a much better relationship now that she is 20 and lives somewhere else.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:46:08 AM
My normally very sweet, self confident, 14DD had a meltdown the other day. She was crying hysterically because the other kids in her theater production are not taking it as serious as she does. She cried because her assigned homework was not put up on the computer by her teacher so she couldn't do it. She cried the following morning because the teacher did finally put up the homework, but was afraid the teacher would be upset because she waited until the morning to do it (makes no sense right?).

All I could do was hug her and tell her that some things are out of her control. She's a perfectionist (not sure WHERE she gets that from, because I wouldn't call myself that) and I guess she just had a day where nothing went right.

Teenage drama...

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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:47:30 AM
7th grade teacher weighing in..... the definitive answer is they are not human. Humanity returns in the late teens or twenties. They can be beastly creatures.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:09:10 PM
My little monster is in a car with 2 other little monsters plus one boy. Mine is PMsing. If she is then the other 2 probably are.

The mom driving only has boys, no real experience with girls and it is a smaller car than I thought it would be. They will be on the road for 3 hours. That car is going to feel like a circus car by the time they get to their hotel.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:14:34 PM
Hang in gets better. I have talked about my DD before on the board and how she was. She just turned 19 and things are a 100% better now. DD even admits to how awful she was and she needed to grow up.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:26:45 PM
My dd is 12 and lately she's been really hurtful with not seeming to care if she sees me but heaven forbid she not get to see her father. I think part of it is that she lives with me and only gets to visit him every other weekend, but geez, you'd think she'd have a little appreciation for all that I do for her.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:31:06 PM
I was lucky my two DD's 23 and 21 were pretty good. My SD14 is ok but she has her moments. Lucky for me she lives with her mom 1/2 the time
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