Dear Dr. Meg,
Hi, I have a question for you. I have a 9-year-old daughter (almost 10). I can definitely tell we are going through some hormonal changes such as breast budding and mood swings. I am trying to very carefully correct or discipline behaviors and she gets so upset. She refuses to apologize and thinks everyone is wrong except herself. I try to explain to her that God allows me to be her mommy so I can teach her and guide her and families were meant to help each other grow. I need daddy to tell me when I’m getting a nasty mouth because sometimes we don’t even realize it. It’s not me hounding on her or that I think she’s SO bad, it’s just helping her to notice it’s not polite to talk that way or roll her eyes at people. My main concern is her unwillingness to apologize. When she does it’s because I ask her to but it’s not a genuine “I’m sorry”.
Mother Wanting Resolution