Our expert says:
It sounds as if you are feeling pushed to the limit reagarding your teenager acting out! I refer to it as acting out as it appears as if she is showing you her emotions through her behaviour. You don't say but I am wondering if there are no other siblings that in some way having a much younger sister is making her feel pushed out. We often expect 16 year olds to be increasingly independent, but what her behaviour seems to be indicating is that she is trying to tell you that she still needs you, and possibly resents how much attention goes towards your younger daughter. It is important to remember that 16 year olds are still in many ways children and need a lot of support and nurturance.
When possible I would suggest you try and have time alone with her where you both go and do something she would enjoy. However, in terms of doing chores this can be linked to pocket money or other things you consider to be privileges.
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