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Dad sparks drama after calling out teenager daughter’s ‘bratty’ behavior: ‘Not acceptable’

Emerald Pellot
·2-min read

A single father isn’t sure if he went too far in disciplining his 14-year-old daughter

The father of five went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. After his daughter went through her first breakup, her behavior changed. The father tried to be understanding, but when she started insulting her siblings, he got fed up and snapped. 

“Ever since the breakup, she’s been acting like a completely different girl,” he explained. “She’s rude to me and her siblings, has actively bullied the youngest, called her older sister a ‘slut’ because of her dating habits and when I pull her aside and tell her to apologize, she rolls her eyes and refuses. Every time I ask her why she’s acting so badly, she always excuses it away with the breakup.”

He tried to explain that her words were hurtful, but the teenager refused. 

“Yesterday, she called her youngest brother a ‘r*****’ and I snapped, which I don’t usually do but after a week of the behavior, I was ready to end it. I told her that breakups sucked and they hurt beyond belief, but that she was acting like a brat and it needed to end,” the father wrote

Reddit users understood the father’s dilemma. 

“Your daughter is being a bratty teenager and needs to know this kind of s*** is not acceptable,” one user said

“Her flat out bullying behavior is unacceptable,” another wrote

“I’m sure she’s having a hard time, but it’s no excuse to bully her siblings,” someone said.

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