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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
We need a temporary home (8-10 years) for our child since we are hardly able to tolerate her any more.

Formerly a kind, rational, loving kid (but always "spirited"), now a pre-adolescent who is rude, not completely honest, and can not learn anything because she already knows everything.

She likes to lash out with misplaced anger, she is able but not willing to clean her room, she tries to start fights when she is supposed to be helping, and is impossible to talk to.

If you want her to hear what you are saying, you have to say it at least three times, but that is no guarantee she will hear or do what you ask.

She is extremely intelligent. I don't know if that is a pro or con. No abuse allowed. We will pick her up in about a decade.

Thank you for your consideration.
post #2 of 28
No, i'll pass thanks You've just reminded me why i never wanted them Do you want Nanny joe to come over?
post #3 of 28
Hmmmm Stumpy sounds the same.... we can swap if you'd like? Your daughter would be fine to be left here on her own to look after the kitties when we go away right?
post #4 of 28
Yeah, I've known a few of those. Some of them even manage to practice such behavior at school and not at home, and then the parents won't believe it.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
No, i'll pass thanks You've just reminded me why i never wanted them Do you want Nanny joe to come over?
LOL! She doesn't act that way around others; only around us where it is safe to try out stupid behaviors (and she knows we will love her anyway).

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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Hmmmm Stumpy sounds the same.... we can swap if you'd like? Your daughter would be fine to be left here on her own to look after the kitties when we go away right?
Yes! Stumpy is adolescent-acting! How funny! Yes, the two are alike in many ways.

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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Yeah, I've known a few of those. Some of them even manage to practice such behavior at school and not at home, and then the parents won't believe it.
IMO those parents are only acting like they don't believe it, or are in denial. I think most children act out at home first. They have anger and frustrations just like everyone else, and at home is where they first act out (and should be learning how to manage) those feelings. When it spills over to school, that means the child and parents need major help.
post #6 of 28
Funny coming across this thread this evening... I'm trying to get rid of my 7 year old stepson due to an inconsiderate friend giving him a glass of coke this morning! He has not stopped talking, cuddling, jumping, annoying and irratating since!

Any takers!?
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Do you want to switch?
post #8 of 28
I asked my hissy adolescent Lucy if she wanted another sister and she went over and swatted Carly again so I will have to pass.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
I asked my hissy adolescent Lucy if she wanted another sister and she went over and swatted Carly again so I will have to pass.
See, even the fur kids can have strops!
post #10 of 28
Does she do windows?
post #11 of 28
You can keep the kid, I'll take a cat though?
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Yeah, I've known a few of those. Some of them even manage to practice such behavior at school and not at home, and then the parents won't believe it.
Oh, I hear you!
post #13 of 28
I will trade you, I have a hormonal 17 year old , with attitude, she is very bright, she knows everything . Althou I get a little tired of it. I am glad that she saves it for me, Her teachers tell how wonderful and helpful she is,
post #14 of 28
Your daughter is a doll...I have seen her pics...I know she likes cats so she'd be good here, does she like to shop My niece is 10 soon to be 11 she has been here for 2 weeks, I had to bring her home today and I am so sad
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Yeah, I've known a few of those. Some of them even manage to practice such behavior at school and not at home, and then the parents won't believe it.
it's often the other way around - i've had parents look at me in disbelief when i praise their child's behavior - how cooperative s/he is, etc. so obviously s/he isn't that way at home...
post #16 of 28
Isn't this precious
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Your daughter is a doll...I have seen her pics...I know she likes cats so she'd be good here, does she like to shop My niece is 10 soon to be 11 she has been here for 2 weeks, I had to bring her home today and I am so sad
Sounds like you've found a taker! I'd jump on it if I were you!

Then again, I doubt Helen would give her back after ten years...would you Helen?
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
I asked my hissy adolescent Lucy if she wanted another sister and she went over and swatted Carly again so I will have to pass.
LOL!


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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Does she do windows?
Not yet but that's a good idea. Or we could send her to you and your brother can stop sending the goats?


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Originally Posted by Bella713 View Post
Your daughter is a doll...I have seen her pics...I know she likes cats so she'd be good here, does she like to shop My niece is 10 soon to be 11 she has been here for 2 weeks, I had to bring her home today and I am so sad
Okay, ten years each and we'll share time with any grandkids.

Your niece is a very fortunate person to have you for an aunt!
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
We need a temporary home (8-10 years) for our child since we are hardly able to tolerate her any more.

Formerly a kind, rational, loving kid (but always "spirited"), now a pre-adolescent who is rude, not completely honest, and can not learn anything because she already knows everything.

She likes to lash out with misplaced anger, she is able but not willing to clean her room, she tries to start fights when she is supposed to be helping, and is impossible to talk to.

If you want her to hear what you are saying, you have to say it at least three times, but that is no guarantee she will hear or do what you ask.

She is extremely intelligent. I don't know if that is a pro or con. No abuse allowed. We will pick her up in about a decade.

Thank you for your consideration.
I think I'll pass... I have a 10yr old who thinks he's 17

I keep teasing him that he's more hormonal then I am!
post #20 of 28
Sure I will take her but then you have to take the 2 dogs ( one with atypical cushings , age 12 and acts like it .. an 8 yr old with epilepsy he is all boy) ... then the two cats Zoey age four semi feral and going thru her teens and Sylvie a 7 month old baby)...

wanna switch??
post #21 of 28
Reminding me some more on why I'm sticking to fur-babies
post #22 of 28
Shoot, I'm scared to have kids now
post #23 of 28
Oh dear, I'll have to pass as well I don't have any kids yet, and I'm glad!
post #24 of 28
Sooo not having kids now I have my hands full with my 21 yr old husband who usally acts like his ten....at least he goes down into the basement to get the landury when it's dark I hate going down there.
post #25 of 28
I would take her, she sounds the perfect match for my 12 yo daughter
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ha ha, you guys are funny! She's not always like that, just when the hormones hit... right now (at this moment) she is being a perfectly pleasant human being, not obnoxious and actually pretty witty.

I'm trying to find the pic of her at Halloween in her devil costume.

p.s. Helen, yes, she does love to shop! Especially for accessories!
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Ha ha, you guys are funny! She's not always like that, just when the hormones hit... right now (at this moment) she is being a perfectly pleasant human being, not obnoxious and actually pretty witty.

I'm trying to find the pic of her at Halloween in her devil costume.

p.s. Helen, yes, she does love to shop! Especially for accessories!


We would get along great
post #28 of 28
No thank you. I have my own pre-teen to contend with. At least you are not alone in your pain.
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