Daughter 14 yrs old with many issues like I've I read on this board. Swearing, late texting, dis-respectful, temper tantrun when not getting way,defiance, no supper, no sleep etc etc. On a different note, she comes home every night, not drunk or stoned (yet)and she is not physically mean to little brother. 1st year High School. She won't take bus---too early. I drive her to school cause my work is 1 block away and I want her there. If she's not in the driveway by a certain time, I leave. She pushes it always and lots of times she almost makes me late. She can then take city bus and make it just on time if she runs from the bus stop. When this occurs, she usually makes it to school a couple hours later As a result she has missed a ton of classes. Detentions resulted but now the school is backing off becasue suspension is next. She wants me to lie to the school but I just say "No Excuse". She used to be a competition swimmer. Now she sometimes hangs with under acheiver kids and they don't appear to be all that sharp. I see the soap operas, I see the peer pressure. These kids are immeresed in B.S. 24/7 thanks to high tech garabage (Yes I have scorn for Txting and Facebook).This is like giving an alcoholic a jug of whiskey and saying just turn it off. I can't take cell phone away because things blow up and mother (7 hours away fro last 8 years)phones cops and social workers from afar. I think the child needs medications but she won't talk to anybody cause it's all stupid. I know you folks have heard and lived with most of this stuff like. Can anybody offer a road for me to follow? Seems like noone (school, my councillor etc) will help until she really screws things up.