Coping with a 12 year old

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    sarahlg2004
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    Hi all, new to the site. I’m a single mum to a 12 year old girl. Have brought her up on my own since she was a baby and she is now in 2nd year of high school. I’m struggling to adjust to all the changes she’s going through like always on her phone, talking about boys, wanting to go out with friends all the time, into make up and nails etc She feels like a different person. Is this normal? It feels like she’s trying to grow up too quickly. She thinks I over-react about everything. Any advice on how to handle it would be appreciated. Thanks

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    picklepie24
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    I have a 14 year old daughter and she quite frankly is a nightmare and has been for the past couple of years.  The constant eye rolling, sighing, hands on hip finger waving and  ‘oh my god’ every time i ask her to do anything is apparently normal behaviour for a teenage girl.  As also the inability to wear the same clothes for more than an hour which must then be littered around her room.  Yesterday she has a pain in her ankle and has been walking round with a fully bandaged leg limping since then until her friend asked he to pop round to her house and suddenly she’s cured and just ran out the door.  In comparison my 12 year old son is polite, mostly tidy and not in the slightest combative.

    Counting to ten (sometimes 20) helps and I also try not to argue back with her as quite frankly it’s pointless.  I have a 9 year old girl who has just stared the eye rolling and tutting at me phase and I’m not sure we’re both going to survive her teenage years lol

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    sarahlg2004
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    Thanks so much for your reply. It made me giggle and I’m so glad I’m not the only one dealing with the eye rolling and huffing and puffing! Lol. They drive you mad don’t they. 🙈

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