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You know why, you said so yourself. She's trying to push your buttons so don't let her. The best thing to do is try to not be visibly angry at her and be calm about whatever problem prompted you to get angry in the first place. Easier said than done. Tip-find an excuse to physically remove your self until you calm down. Sources - I went through a phase like ...


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I don't have a lot of experience with pre-teen girls, other than having been one once upon a time, but since I was asked to elaborate on my comment. I agree with your assessment that making it 'forbidden' will make it more attractive. If I were you, I would figure out what is non-negotiable to you as a parent. Homework, chores, hygiene and so forth. If ...


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I'm not sure which Cinderella story you're referring to. In most of the common versions of the story the stepmother only started treating Cinderella badly after her father died. I think you're seriously overthinking this. Don't bother mentioning anything about it. Your son will not use this story as a model for his life. Having said that, there are ...


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Trying to restrict it will make it even more attractive. You actually may have more luck by actively pushing it. Ask her to watch music videos with you as soon as she gets home from school. Talk constantly about how hot Justin Bieber is, and that all the other mums/dads secretly love him as well. You'd need to be convincing though. I think this would have to ...


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There is about a 99% chance she is being dramatic. Sibling rivalry can be intense. However, this needs to come before the attention of a parent or trusted adult. It is bullying--big time. On the 1% chance that you feel your safety is truly threatened, and a parent is not being helpful, you might call the authorities (police). You just described the legal ...



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