my ex-husband and i are divorced. my teenage daughter uses this to her advantage. i punished her the other day and last night she packed her stuff to move in with her dad. i told her she is free to go with him when her punishment is over, but she has to ride out her punishment to face the consequences of her actions. by then, im sure she will change her mind. i really dont want her to leave. should i tell her dad what she has done wrong, so we can both deal with the discipline?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 AM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by kustomkrochet at 7:01 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by ap9902 at 7:03 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by Mel30248 at 7:16 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Yes you should. I think both parents should always be informed with what is going on good or bad. Trust me from experience, if she goes she will be back. I did this to mom my at age sixteen and I was back home within the month.
Answer by Christine0813 at 7:20 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by tropicalmama at 7:50 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by Foster_Mom at 8:43 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:46 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by robinann5 at 8:57 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
My kids never wanted to go move in with their dad, so I never faced that situation. However, I'd probably tell Dad anyway about a situation that brought on a punishment that has her wanting to move out. Personally I made many attempts over the years to get Dad to take some sort of active role in the lives of his children, but he could not/would not bother. Now Dad pays the price for that because they are adults who see him as self-absorbed, foolish and stubborn about his foolish choices. My daughter, 26, nails it when she says he is emotionally an early adolescent, and it is clear that she is repulsed.
Answer by divinity80921 at 9:21 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 9:24 AM on Jul. 7, 2009