Who said it was easy?
I hope that she will understand why she has boundaries and rules, One day. It is so exhausting trying to fight the point across and hope that it makes it through her thick teenage skull. Sometimes, I do just give up but other times I am ready to fight tooth and nail.
Lately, it seems to be getting more physical. I smacked her mouth after back talk and mind you I was not abusing her with a rough smack but a light one to let her know it is not ok. Now, she is hitting back mostly with a closed fist.
I try to talk to her but she seems to think she is old enough to take care of herself. She says she is going to get emancipated. I explain to her how that works and again she thinks she is old enough to make this decision.
Do they ever learn? Well, that is a loaded question. I have learned in my years that we continue to learn until the day we go to meet the LORD!!
God Bless All.