I'm a bit over protective of all of my kids, but my oldest especially. She's a pretty girl with a well developed body and it scares me to death every time she goes out the door. I keep minutes on her cell and we have a very good open line of communication so I know where her head is at. We talk all the time about serious topics. She's comfortable talking to me. But these streets are wild, it's not that I don't trust her, it's just people are so crazy...she'll be starting HS in Sept. and she'll have to take public transportation whether I like it our not (at least until we get the van out..). She's a really good girl and I want her to enjoy her b-day, I'm just not sure HOW much I should let her enjoy it. You know how these malls are these days w/boys and all. My Best Friend thinks I should loosen the reins a bit and constantly reminds me of how we were at 14, and THAT's what worries me most!
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Answer by ktrog at 11:32 AM on Jan. 24, 2009
I think it's wonderful that you and your daughter have good communication. I allow my daughter to go places with groups of friends whom I know and trust. I also keep communication open with my daughters friends parents. If my daughter is going for a sleepover, I call the mom to make sure it's okay and know what the plans are. A parent will drop my daughter and her friends off at the mall while another parent will pick them up. My daughter knows she is not allowed to leave the mall until a parent is at a meeting place to pick her up. I also have my daughter check in before she is in to see a movie and she will give me a call when the movie ends. So far my daughter has not lost my trust and has been responsible with her freedom.
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