If there are further behavious concerns I would put it down more to 'acting out'. Yes it can be normal for teenagers but it would really depend on the extent of it and the behavoours exhibited.
My suggestion (since the adult relationships are not the best) is to talk to her. Do not accuse her of anything but just talk. Let her know you love her no matter what but she can alwaya talk to you about anything.
Teenagers are still very vulnerable when it comes to feelings and behaviours. Govw her reassurance.
The original scenario I do not find a concern necessarily but if it does concern you and your DH then talking to her is the place to start. Good luck.
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08-11-2015 14:46 #11Senior Member
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08-11-2015 17:04 #12Senior Member
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The child is probably sick and tired of being controlled and probably just felt like doing something she wanted to do for a change.
08-11-2015 19:54 #13
Honestly I think this is VERY normal 14 year old behaviour. My step son is 14 and based on what I've seen (and remember from when I was that age as a first born with divorced parents), none of this would surprise me or alarm me. I'd be more worried if a 14 year old was withdrawing from their peers. What you described sounds normal and natural.
08-11-2015 20:06 #14
Op I ask this gently but is it possible you and your DH don't really know her personality all that well to know if this is out of character?
I mean one weekend a term, half of holidays and 2 x 10 minute phone calls a week may not be enough to gauge what her interests and personality are like now.
That's not a dig at you and your DH, the mum or your DSD. Just that what seems unusual actually may not be and that she may have changed or matured?
Also I think it's great, not odd, that she asked these guys if she could join in.
What was the outcome? Did they say yes or no?
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