I want to help her with her problems, to give her advice or few, but she refuses to talk. keep trying to role model compassion and talk about the importance of empathy, but dont expect miracles. Stop being so moody! She cant! Your daughter is experiencing a surge of hormones that make her weep one minute and laugh hysterically the next. She blocks my granddaughter from contacting me and wont even let me talk to her. the silent treatment gives your child a feeling of power and control over you. Its how they push your buttons and get you to leave them alone. Photo by home2staythese teens look happy!if one mom of a teen has said this,. One anonymous mom says her 14-year-old daughter is out of reach. Teens are more likely to talk if they arent always getting a lecture. As far as friendships, girls, and his school work habits are concerned, i struggle with sharing how much i know on these subjects simply because i have been there myself. Hi tina, i found your article, advice about what to do when someone wont talk to you very helpful. I have 2 beautiful adult children that i raised by myself after 18 years of marriage. T heres a new book out by dr john coleman, the title of which poses a crucial question why wont my teenager talk to me? The book goes to great lengths and uses considerable research to try. As a daughter of 7 girls - some past or in their teenage years - i now enjoy relationships with them that are better than they were when they were pre-teens. I dont want to discourage you by this, but rather i want to encourage all mums and dads that it is possible to have awesome relationships with your teenage girls.