When I'm trying to explain something to my 14 year old daughter, she becomes very resistant to what I say or advise. I do understand that she has a hard time due to her age, both physically and psychologically. In addition to this, she does not see her father, as we are divorced.
I'm trying for her to develop mathematical thinking and math skills - which she finds boring.
We live in war zone in Eastern Europe and sometimes can't leave the city, so for her it's hard to not go for holidays and relax. We have internet, she can watch films, listen to music or acquire information, but I understand that it's not enough.
So from said above:
How can I make this transitional period easier for her, which I guess will still continue for some years, and how to overcome her resistance or what would be the right approach to it for me?
Is there anything I can do to spark an interest in her for math and numbers?
How can I diversify her life here at home and when we can go to the capital for her age to ensure her well-being?
No,they teach math in school,but she finds it boring and I try to instigate in her the interest to the math,also the program in school is old,no new approaches. She is not homeschooled,she goes to the public school. Education she gets there is not the one I would wish for her. Transitional period - I meant puberty. I want develop math skills so she can have a good career in future and stable position in life. I care more about practical appliance of math to life.
About well being I wanted to diversify her life with age relevant entertainment (we go to the theater,cinema when in the capital) What else we can try when we have time together? I worry about the fact she is resistant, I know it's somewhat normal for her age. I wanted to know what is the best approach I can have to it? Do I need to insist her to be not resistant or I need to take it easy and patiently wait when understanding will come? Yes,I realized that it would be better if I'd have broke this into two questions,but it's done now.