My daughter turned 17 last Sunday. She has a funny personality and often does funny, goofy things. I try to keep my stress levels down by keeping a journal, going for walks, meditation, speaking to good friends and having a glass of wine. I have reached out today because I have been going through difficulties with my daughters behaviour for the past 4 years. I am a single mum also. We seem to be clashing more and more, she blames me for everything that goes wrong and how she is feeling. I can't seem to say or do anything right and her behaviours are being more erratic and abusive (towards me). My top tip for parents who's children are entering teenage years is be consistent, have boundaries and don't deviate from them. Don't let your children dominate and become the boss of you. Seek help ASAP and don't let things drift in the hope they will get naturally get better. Get support from family and friends. Allow yourself respite and be kind to yourself. The best thing about the weekend is I don't have to stress about work and I can have more quality time with my family.
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