I am a mom of four children twin who are 4, 16 year old and a 18 year old. My 18 year old daughter feels he is intitled to what ever she wants. She is not working, lives at home, goes to adult school and should be graduating this june. I would be okay with the not working if she went to school full time. She will go to school for an hour and leave, she will sleeps over her boysfriends house for days and miss school . Her father and I both have told her she needs to get her education our home is not her motel. We stopped buying her stuff, giving her money taking her places. She does not have a drivers license and we offered to buy her a car if she graduates and gets a license. She has no motivation.. what makes is worse she is mean to her sister & very disrespectful to everyone.
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
It doesn't matter if you're in the home of your parents, renting an apartment or staying with a friend...you must follow the rules of that home! That includes no disrespect and doing what is required of you to stay there. When I was 18, I was required to contribute to the groceries and the cleaning and maintaining of the home. I would have had to pay rent if I was not going to school full-time. Perhaps she doesn't respect what you do for her because she's never had bills/responsibility of her own? Does she have a cell phone that you pay for? Shut if off if she doesn't pay for her portion. If she doesn't want to go to school full-time, she has to pay rent. If she doesn't, lock her out of her room, lock her out of the bathroom, lock her out of the laundry room and cut off any cable/phone to her room. If she doesn't pay for it, she can't use it. It's very similar to what would happen to her if she were on her own.
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