Long story short,
Husband's parents are in jail So my husband and I are rasing his 3 teen siblings.
The middle child, girl, is 13. We found out after letting her spend the night with her friends, that they were drinking. Her response ' its not a big deal, my mom let me drink before ' . What do we say to that? All we are able to do is ground her all summer. She said she didnt care wether she couldnt go anywhere. So its not really a punishment. What do we do with her?
Answer by heather.darin at 4:59 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by Cherrie522 at 5:00 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
I would still ground her cuz teens tend to say they don't care thinking you might let them still hang out with there friends, but really they do care cuz who want's to stay at home all summer
Answer by looovemybabies at 5:02 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by Hannah22 at 5:04 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by pookipoo at 5:32 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by aMbeR012005 at 5:46 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
I think you need to strict with a 13 year old who thinks drinking at 13 isÂ acceptable, Â it's definitely unacceptable and you should not tolerate it. I will tell you as a parent of a 16 year old not going out is not the only punishment you can give her, make it harder, take away the computer privileges, take away the cell phone is she has one, don't allow herÂ to call or receive calls from her friends for at least a period of three weeks and trust me she will learn quickly how you are not kidding about the drinking matter and also, don't allow any sleepovers or allow her to sleep over for the same period of three weeks. Trust me it works and she will think twice before drinking again. Emphasize also that what her mother allowed is not necessarily what you choose to allow while in your care.
Answer by Hurtnlostmom at 7:38 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 7:44 PM on Jul. 17, 2009
Answer by grannywilson at 9:40 PM on Jul. 17, 2009