My daughter is eleven years old but wants to be sixteen.
She doesn't want to join in on any type of family fun (whether it's with me or if it's with her mom) because it's just "not cool" to do and it might hurt her "school rep".
Honestly...I don't remember having a "rep" going into the sixth grade other than being the class clown. Have times changed THAT much?? (they haven't for me, but that's another story)
She wants to dress older (tight jeans and a scarf around the neck when it's 90 degrees outside?). She wants to be treated like an adult. She wants to get her own way because that's what grown ups do.
So how do I cope with this? How does a single dad influence his daughter without it going in one ear and out the other?
Tell me...honestly...how bad does it get when she eventually goes to high school???