My DD is 12 going on 25. She thinks she should be allowed to go everywhere with friends and unsupervised. We do not feel comfortable with her roaming around a mall on a week night, so when she asked, her dad told her no, but that we would take her and her friends to the mall this Saturday, and they could hang while we shopped. She threw a fit, went up to her room and after awhile was all quiet. I went up there and she was gone! After calling around we found she went with the neighbor friend to the mall anyway. Now yesterday she got all huffy about going to the larger mall, and was told no again because of the previous incident. She literally got up in dh's face and cursed at him, and said in no uncertain terms she was going to do what she wanted to do. So that night she snuck out again.
Are we too overprotective? Should we just let her go? What would you do in this situation?
Answer by RhyliesMommy01 at 12:16 PM on Jun. 25, 2009
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Answer by teampalmer4 at 10:08 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Gee, if my son acted that way, I would take away his computer and Nintendo, phone, and remove everything from his room but his bed and clothes. He wouldn't get anything back until I saw appropriate behavior for an extended period of time. Sneaking out is dangerous behavior.
You are NOT overprotective, and even if you were, it's still your call, not your 12 yr old daughters.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:12 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
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