“15 year old daughters can be very aggravating.”
I was one, I had one, you are right.
Don’t know about the strangling and shoe beating, but I had some sympathy for our friend Alec Baldwin in that phone call incident.
I remember listening to Sean Hannity deride him and I wanted to call in and say “your kids are still little and cute, I want to know what you think about this when your kids are 20”.
I, myself, was incorrigible. My daughter less so, but she had this little strategy she’d use, I called it building the wall of hostility. She’d start picking fights over any and every little thing. By the time Friday or Saturday would come and she’d want to go do something I wasn’t really keen on, she’d have me so ticked off with her that I wouldn’t even want to be bothered to argue about whatever it was.
I wised up to that after a while.
She turned out fine, in the end, but teenage girls are THE WORST.
Fight picking is a kind of bullying, and it’s sad no matter who initiates it. Frosty silence is about as good an answer to that as anything.
I would have to really disagree with that. I have twin daughters who are now in their late 20's. (I also had 2 teenage boys at the same time.) The girls were great as teenagers - but they were also walking with the Lord. Many of their friends spent more time at our house than their own because they knew they were loved here and God's Truth dominated in our house. Many of these girls were not Christians at the time, but now a few of them are - to the praise and glory of God!