wagnfun Posted June 28, 2009 Share Posted June 28, 2009 Is it common for a once easy going happy 16 yr old to become a spoiled bratty 18 1/2 yr old? It seems like once my oldest became 17 (senior in high) she has changed dramatically. She just completed her first year at communtiy college. She is required to do dishes twice a week & keep her room & bathroom clean & her old beat up truck- given to her by dad, clean. She isn't really keeping up on these chores. She is lazy & rude. She is spoiled, snappy and impatient to our entire household. When I give her the grow up and get it together with her tone, language & responsibility speech, she clams up with obvious contempt and says "ok mom". Her father has signed our family up for some Christian service projects, 3 times in 6 months. They are not big things, usually only lasting a few hrs. For the first 2, she knew about them a few weeks ahead of time & for this third thing, it was during church hours & our church was in a bind so he signed her up. She is having a huge issue w/ how he "assumes" she doesn't have plans and asked me to speak w/ him. I shot her down immediately & told her it was b/t her & her dad. I have spoken to her dad a few times about her attitude lately but until now, she has never given it to him so he kind of blew it off chalking it up to mother /daughters around each other to much. She was in school full time, working 2 jobs, doesn't pay rent but pays $50 a month for car insurance and pays her own gas. She has a laptop (internet) & cell paid for by dad. School is over, job 1 is no longer and job 2 is about 15 hrs a week at most. That is her summer life right now. When I look at this situation I see the future-- a 24 yr old still living at home not motivated brat. and I am NOT ok with that. Is this a normal 18 yr old I think the world owes me feelings that is just showing her immaturity or ....? Advice please, we have 3 younger that are watching how we deal with this... :confused: Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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