All my kids left on their own because either they couldn't live by my rules and it was better at my mom's because she let them do whatever they wanted. My mom had no rules or never enforced them. They were at the ages of 14, and 15. Now they are 18, and 16. I feel like such a failure because I missed out on some of their lives. Now my youngest, age 14, ran away from home, we found her, and I sent her to live with her dad. Did I fail as a mom?Answer Question
Answer by robinann5 at 11:41 AM on Jul. 15, 2009
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Answer by rkoloms at 12:14 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
Sounds like you might have some underlying issues you need to deal with. Are you overbearing, paranoid, and controlling?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
I can't really say. My kids are still 10 years old and under and although they don't like my rules, I'm trying to raise them to be productive adults that respect the rules/laws and are able to contribute to society. I can't imagine saying "ok, since you don't want to be respectable people, just go somewhere that you can be worthless sacks". If I was going to be THAT way, I may as well just call ahead to the jail and make reservations for them now.
But then, what do I know?? As I said before my kids are still young and impressionable. My kids aren't past the point of being steered in the right direction. Maybe your kids are past that point. If I were you I'd feel guilty too, but if they are lost causes, then there isn't much that you can do to fix that now.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Jul. 15, 2009
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