(Closed) Ugh disrespectful much?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Unfortunately I don’t know any good way to tell her or her parents that she is spoiled. I’d just keep my mouth shut.

But I would have hung up on her 3 minutes into that conversation. Also I believe in “my house my rules” so if she is abusive in your house you can tell her to shut up (or leave).

(p.s. I realise this might be just your spell checker at work, but the word is “scapegoat”).

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think all you can do is tell the parents about what she said to you regarding the Wii, and let them know you were shocked how disrespecful their daughter was and asking if that is a normal way for her to behave or whether it just happened because she was particularly upset (give them the opportunity to try and reflect on how they perceive her behaviour).

Don’t expect too much change, though, I work with homeless youth, and you’d be surprised how many of them actually come from ‘good’ families rather than abusive ones, where the only problem was the child getting spoiled rotten.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LadyElva:  This!

It’s the only way to bring attention to it without pointing fingers and making her parents feel responsible(they are but saying so wont get you anywhere).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate disrespectful teenagers…or teenagers in general. What a spoiled brat.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I have a cousin like this and she’s just about burned her bridges with everyone. She chooses favorite family members and she thinks she can get away with anything. She’s trying to repair the relationships with family members but a lot of us don’t want to hear it. When she started acting like this a few years ago I told her that she’s going to get a rude awakening when reality sets in. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@LadyElva:  I do think that this is a good idea.

You can’t comment on their parenting, but you much certainly tell them when their child has been directly disrespectful and rude towards you (with reguards to the Wii). That is not on! If she was 5 and had bitten you, you certainly would tell the parents, this is not so different from that situation.

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