Anyone got a PMS Terror of a Teen?
I need to make sure that I'm not the only mother here that might be seeing what I think is a hormonal PMS meltdown from my 16 year old daughter. Do any of you other moms, or dads, have teenage daughters that are Jekyll and Hyde? It seems that when my daughter gets her period, she loses all abilities to be respectful and act decent. From the look on her face, to the things that come out of her mouth, the tone of her voice, and the sheer crap that she does is just ridiculous at this time of the month. It's almost as if every member of our family becomes her emotional punching bag and we take turns dealing with "Her Meanness". Seriously, she gets that mean! My list of adjectives to explain her is not very good....crabby, exasperated, rude, sour-puss, chip-on-her-shoulder, nasty, combative, and selfish. Those are just a few that come to mind easily. I have two girls and they are late bloomers. This one got her period at 14 1/2 so she hasn't been dealing with it that long but ever since it geared up, you can set a calendar by my daughters nasty behavior when her time of the month is here. She has no cramps, no heavy bleeding, she is 100% healthy. I have tried to address the fact that she needs to learn to control herself a little better and she looks at me like I'm a nutball, rolls her eyes, and then something mean flies out of her mouth. Believe me....I'm not a nutball and I know that her little episodes here are noticeable, at least they are to me! Her younger sister will tell me that she is on a mean-streak as well during this time of the month. Does anyone else have a teen like this? Should I do anything or is there anything I can do to prevent Jekyll and Hyde from resurfacing each month in rare form? She is just ridiculous to deal with and at times, I want to lock her in her room with a barrel of Pamprin and tell her to come out in a week when things are better. Sounds awful.....but her attitude goes downhill fast for a week every 28 days! I also have a 13 year old daughter and the thought that this one may be headed for the same kind of dilemma just scares me. She does not have her period yet but sooner or later, it will come. Calgon...take me away!!!!