OK. It's hard enough being a single parent without having to deal with a teenager. Someone please tell me that it ends soon because I'm about to lose my mind. After a weekend of telling daughter (15) to clean her disgusting room...I still need to finish a few things in there since we just moved in and cannot work in the mess that's in there...she did nothing but pick up a few dirty clothes. A few. She still has clothes and other things strewn about the room. It's a complete wreck. And normally I would close the door and just let her have her space but with her some of her stuff in the hallway, we need to finish up in there. Then she's supposed to clean up after Bella, her dog, and I have to literally go off before she takes care of her. My mom told me to tell her that I'll get rid of Bella but I refuse to threaten something that I'm not willing to do...Bella is a member of our family. Daughter is also supposed to take care of the dishes and she thinks it's okay to do them on *her* time rather than when I tell her to...saying "I'll do it in a minute" and then it never gets done. Daughter just started acting this way a few months ago so I'm at a loss at what to do. She's stubborn and can tune out what she doesn't want to hear. I told her this morning that she was grounded from her phone this week and I got the big teenage drama queen scene. Drama with chores, drama with friends, drama with boyfriend, drama, drama, drama. I'm about to pull out my hair and have been for about 3 or so months! She's been grounded and it seems to have little effect on her future actions as she continues with the same behavior. Does anyone who's been through this have any ideas???? Keep in mind that my x has NOTHING to do with her or her brother.
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