Firstly I have to start by saying I love my teen with all my heart and regardless of behaviour she is mine and I love her but that doesn’t necessarily mean I like her sometimes.
Over the last 2 years we have had battles of epic proportions, partly due to the pre/teen hormones and mostly as my teen is trying to work through some issues with a semi absent Father .. requests for more time have fallen on deaf ears resulting in the said teen in part taking out the frustrations on us.
I know the age-old adage that they hurt the ones they love, but some of this behaviour would turn straight hair curly! .. its been hard really hard.
Until I can think about the last 2 years sitting from a different side I am not ready to share to that extent of the bad behaviour, however suffice to say … living in this house some days has been no mean feat!
But is it wrong to say I hate my teens behaviour? Hate is normally a very strong word and one I try to refrain from using it but in this instance I hate, hate, hate my Teen’s behaviour.
It’s like she has gone through a complete regression and everything I have thought her goes out the window, instead of staring at my teen I’m looking at the toddler version of her all over again! …… it’s a scary place to be!
Sometimes it can be hard to get through the day without wanting to pack my bags …….. does this make me a bad parent? will it ever get better?
Roll on the days where we can be friends instead of foe.
That will happen right?