It could be me, but it just seems like no matter what I ask or comment on anything to my daughter Olivia, the response has such a “tone” that it literally rips right through me.
I would knock on her door because God forbid you enter without knocking, and she would say in her tone, “WHAT!!!!”, I then come in and say, “I just have clothes for you”. It can be the most simplest thing as saying their name, and the tone “WHAT!” comes out.
The other night I knocked on the bathroom door and asked Olivia if she could hand me her dirty clothes as I was about to do laundry. Her response, “Damn”!?? I snapped immediately and asked, “Why the tone and foul mouth for me just asking for your clothes?” No response. I told her to have some respect and that I didnt appreciate the way she responded to me.
Are we bothering our teens by actually speaking to them? I don’t get it??
It can be a simple reminder of “don’t forget your lunch” and then comes the “I KNOW I KNOW”.
Why are teens so moody and angry? When I ask my daughter, “why the tone?” or “why are you in a bad mood?” she will say, ” I’m not in a bad mood!” Really? I wish she was so that would justify her tone and actions.
Is it a phase? What is it? I was not like that with my parents, was I? Is it technology? We seem to blame everything on that these days.
Looking for some good feedback with a positive “tone”.