Very annoyed, very frustrated,and feeling very guilty about it.
Too make a long story short....I am very annoyed with my sd. almost to the point where I dont want to be around her (she lives in our home).She was raised by mom up until she was about 9, and believes she can argue with adults. My sd is 12, but acts like she is 7 at times. I am becoming that mean step mom. I have no paitience with her. She is very clingy and needs lots of motherly attention b/c her mother is not stable and is always in and out of her life. I feel bad b/c the last 2 months I just dont have that to give to her...Im too annoyed. Her and I always have gotten along, never any real problems. Her teacher this yr (2 women teachers in particular) have express the same thing to me about her: that she if very needy, and when she isnt getting enough attenion or immediate attention she argues and acts out. When her mother does come into the picture I notice she regresses in her behavior. We recently welcomed a new baby into our home about 6 months ago, could that be why she is regressing? What is goin on? Is it normal to feel this way about a 12 yr olf child? I dont want to be this person to her! If you need more of our situation/background please read my bio., it has "our" story. I could really use some good advice, please help!