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crisscrosscranky · 12/09/2018 08:00

Help! I am at the end of my tether! DD is 10, nearly 11.

She's rude, argumentative and lazy. If she's not scowling she's smirking and is totally ambivalent to any normal punishment.

Everyone keeps saying it's normal but I am finding it increasingly difficult not to lose it with her.

Any tips?!

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 12/09/2018 16:56

She sounds pretty much like my DD if I’m honest. You might get a few more replies if you ask MNHQ to move this thread to Preteens. Hope you get something that works for you Thanks

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LilyMumsnet · 12/09/2018 19:47

We're moving this over to preteens now. Flowers

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DailyMailDontStealMyThread · 12/09/2018 19:52

I’ll join your club, let’s leave the pair of unreasonable miseries outside and drink gin togeather until their periods start shall we?

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 12/09/2018 20:29

Technically I’m not in the club as mine has turned 11. I’d love to say that things get better...

I think we need more Gin

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crisscrosscranky · 12/09/2018 20:32

At least I'm not alone! 

P.S @JiltedJohnsJulie I love your username 🤣

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DailyMailDontStealMyThread · 12/09/2018 21:11

Have to agree, that username is fabulous!

My bundle of joy will be 11 in Feb, I do believe it’s hormones, it has to be, she was never this moody until her boobies started to show...

You can never have too much gin!

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se22mother · 12/09/2018 21:42

Joining the cranky 10 year old dd club

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Aprilshowersnowastorm · 12/09/2018 21:46

This was dd last year.
Early nights for a week.
And I made it known it was because I didn't want to spend much time with her with that attitude!!
Vast improvement I must say.

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crisscrosscranky · 13/09/2018 07:01

For a bit of balance she's being lovely this morning... lulling me into a false sense of security I'm sure!

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TheGirlOnTheLanding · 13/09/2018 07:53

We have an 11 yo and a 14 yo so I can confirm it does get better - and then it gets worse again. Luckily, usually when one is being a grumpy, lazy wee shit the other overcompensates and is extra-sweetness-and-light to show the other up, so I'm only in danger of losing the plot half the time. Gin (and time) is the only answer.

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DailyMailDontStealMyThread · 13/09/2018 22:26

Lovely this morning, vile this evening, still dealing with her “oh, pity me” wailing at this time of night and we all have school and work in the morning.

Currently doing tag team with DH whilst she screams the house down...

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JiltedJohnsJulie · 14/09/2018 20:11

Think we might be going down the early night route for a few days. It has definitely started once the boobies started to grow.

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