I'm no expert on teenage girls...except I was an impossible one for my parents and I now have two beautiful daughters in the throes of the hormones of the teenaged swamp — with two more coming up the path towards teenage-dom. Oy vey!
Moody and comfortless at times. This is the twilight zone. My poor husband. Incidentally, one of my husband's Facebook friends wrote, in response to this post below, "Get. Out. Now!"
Here's what I've found to work...sometimes:
1. Listen. Really listen. Let her vent herself out.
2. Don't revile. She may attack you, but if you attack back it will be like pouring gasoline on a fire.
3. When she's in a good mood, tell her you love her even when she's in a bad mood and that you'll always love her.
4. Give her space to cool off and think.
What do you do to keep your sanity and love those teenaged girls?