Daughter posting inappropriate photos
So my daughter who is 15 started posting sexy photos of herself on Instagram about 10 months ago. The first time she did it, I was able to talk with her about them and she took them down. Recently, she has started up again and despite repeated attempts to talk with her, (both by my husband and myself), she refuses to have a dialogue and storms off. In those brief moments I have tried to hear her reasons for wanting to post, have tried to explain the dangers of predators and the consequences of her future with jobs, college, and relationships. I haven't been able to talk about female objectification etc. Once she shot back at me, the "everyone does it" line. Another time she mentioned that all the replies have been supportive and not from creeps. Which is true. The replies have been from her girlfriends and been kind. Her two best friends don't post suggestive photos (are not allowed to), but ironically are often the ones taking the photos. I think in part she and her best friends get into the creative aspect of taking the photos. My daughter is at that age where she understands that it isn't right to show ones privates, but is unaware of the full implications of posing fully clothed in a sexy way or posing suggestively in a bikini. Since she doesn't want to have a dialogue, I have tried leaving her articles from Psychology Today. She has mentioned that she throws them out. I have brainstormed with psychologist friends. I believe that if I go the way of forbidding her from posting the photos she will post on another account behind my back. Also, I think it is important to not loose the bond of trust between us and work this out somehow. My challenge is reaching a daughter who refuses to listen and dialogue.