You get to a point sometimes that no matter what you tell your teen or how you tell them it ain’t sticking, like teflon. They will do what they want, when they want and how they want. How do we stop or control this?
How many times can you tell your teen to:
1. Clean your room
2. Put your clothes away
3. Do your homework
4. Be home by curfew
5. Be careful when you’re out
6. Be safe, make smart choices
7. Don’t drink or do drugs
and the list goes on and on.
I find myself helpless that I can’t get through to my daughter no matter what. So what can I do? Keep at her and never give up? Give up and just let her do what she wants, she will anyway? Is there an answer? I don’t know. Do you? Does anyone?
I do know that I, not like teflon, will stick by her and hope that something, anything that I have told her over and over has sunk in and stuck.
So until then, I wait, hope, breathe, exhale and repeat.