I have talked with her and tried to have a heart to heart with her. She screamed at me that I was abusive for not providing her with the things she "wants". I calmly reinstated what I said and told her it was her choice if she got the things she wanted by behaving in the proper manner. She stormed off. It broke my heart so bad but I have to stick to it. I have 4 girls and she is the only one that is verbally abusive towards me and has a bad behaviour.
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My teenager daughter (almost 16) keeps running away from home, stealing, lying, partying, failing school, and won't attend her therapy lessons. Christmas is coming up and it is my one time of year I get to spoil my girls. My husband and I are thinking of buying our defiant teen only the essentials for Christmas (more undies, socks and a few outfits). It breaks my heart to do this, but I am sick of being taking advantage of. She literally laughs in my face, when I lecture her on why she shouldn't drink alcohol. Have any other parents done this? Would you as a parent take away their presents if they acted the way my teen does? Or am I being to harsh. Thank you so much for your help.
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