Today’s Word of the Week is Stress! This is because the teen and tween have given me so much this week 🙁
My Daughter (teen) has been all about her boyfriend (don’t even get me started) and constantly on her phone. We’ve tried taking it off her at night because she was on it most of the night. We’ve tried giving her a time limit on it but not a lot is working.
Then there is my son (tween) well where do I start? He keeps getting stages at school (These are telling’s of in school that are put in their planners so the parents can see. They start at 1 and go up to 5 which is expulsion) He has only been getting 1’s but still they are not good (my daughter has only got about 3 in the whole year 7 & 8) and his planner keeps coming back with ‘……. homework not completed’ we have given him the chances to do it but he goes on the computer and plays games etc saying that he has done the homework. I have told him he is now going to be watched.
Both their bedrooms! I can’t even begin to tell you how frustrating they are with their rooms. If I told you, you would think I was exaggerating.
They have both been acting very spoiled lately. Not eating their packed lunches at school and throwing them in the bin (or hiding in their bedrooms, yuk!) and not really bothered that they are wasting our food. Moaning at what is for dinner (I’m always reminding them of children in the world that don’t have any food) Always needing new things because they’ve lost it or no longer like it etc. This one puzzles me the most. I have no idea why they act like this because we don’t ‘spoil’ them. My daughter has a phone but not my son, they don’t have tv’s in their room’s, they don’t have consoles, tablets, ipods, laptops, computers etc. We have a laptop that they are allowed to use when they ask and I have a kindle fire hd and iphone that they occasionally play with. They only get new things for Christmas and Birthdays and will only get new things through the year if they really need them.
I’m also aware that these are normal child things and I’m very luck that they are not worse. And they are good kids when we take them round someones house or out for dinner/ day out BUT it’s still difficult when you live with it everyday. Plus I have a toddler 🙂
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