My daughter just turned 18 dropped out of high school, lost all her good friends has no respect for herself or her family . We raised her to be strong, respectful and gave her all our love! In the last 8 months she's ran away at least 20 times dissapearing sometimes for days sometimes for weeks & we don't know where ages is. She goes and hangs out with random guys she doesn't know , she has these 2 little girls she also drinks with one is 14 the other is 15 . I know this because they post pictures on facebook she has these guys but liquor and drugs than just do the same thing everyday . She will sleep anywhere she will steal from stores for clothes and food she is very reckless she doesn't care about anything or anyone .each time she's came back home we tried EVERYHING counseling , tough love, talking yo her and each time she promised she will never do it again but a month later she's gone! She has gotten beat up by a guy she didn't press charges, she is extremely beautiful and thinks her looks will get her out of anything . She's not depressed or remorseful ever! She's a pathological liar . She can convince a jury that a snow is blue not white I'm serious that's how good she is!! That's why we believe her sometimes. We kicked her out that didn't do anything she left we didn't know where she was for almost 2 months when she did come back home she was beaten badly . She keeps doing it this day and I'm afraid she will get killed I
Wish she was I'm jail instead of in the streets drunk . Than people take pictures of her & post them on facebook . She was such a good person never did this till she turned 18 it's not a phase she just likes hanging out with minors and getting strange men's attention . What can I do she just turned 18 I can't just sit back & let her die. Someone please help me.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 AM on Dec. 11, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by Brittany C. at 5:25 AM on Dec. 11, 2013
Answer by NannyB. at 8:27 AM on Dec. 11, 2013
Not much you can do at this point. If she gets arrested then don't bail her out. You mentioned 'tough love', but what exactly did that look like? What did you do?
Her age pretty much dictates that she is legally an adult and you can't 'make' her do anything. You however do have control over your environment. You do not need to let her come back to your home if she is destructive or does not follow your rules. I know this isn't what you want to do because you are worried about where she will end up. Do you drug test her when she comes back home?
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:07 AM on Dec. 11, 2013
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