completely at my wits end with my 14 year old daughter's attitude, it struck me that she's just giving back what i give to her.
ceratinly nothing earth shattering, nothing most parents haven't already realized or read, but none-the-less, something that really struck me last night.
i can't expect her to treat me any differently than i treat her. after all, i've been the model of human interaction for her for 14 years. if i'm honest, it hasn't all been that great.
i have a short temper that i control in front of others, but let loose at home. i'm brutally sarcastic which, at times, can be rather biting and hurtful.
why, then, am i suprised when she does the same thing? how's that fair?
i'm going to try to look at her "annoying habits" from now on as a reflection of my identical "annoying habits". maybe, if i change the model, she'll follow suit...