my daughter is 18,recent high grad,teen mom, community college student. her son is 2. she hardly spends time with him. i keep while shes in school and works. he rarely sees his dad. i try to get her to help out some. but hardly ever does. her room is a distaster area. she met a guy who is twenty 22. i havent met him yet. hes in the military. i think shes afraid for me to meet him. my daugher can be hard on people. sometimes its either her way or no way. i understand her scholing. she may be the only responsible parent supporting her son. my biggest fear is that shell become a work achollic and her son my grandson will suffer.she just lost a really great guy. he was a diamond in the rough. but he loved her and her son. he cried when told her son bye. she was really hard on him. he just couldnt take it anymore.she is a good person but her proities are screwed up.Answer Question
Answer by heather.darin at 12:20 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries. No matter what their situation is, I believe children this age are brain dead. I've told my own 18 year old the same thing. Something that actually did help with my own daughter though was I did set boundaries on how I expected her to treat me. I do not argue, yell or pout. I just told her (and showed her) how to treat me. Another thing that seems to be working is I try to find something to compliment her on. Even if its something positive she had done in the recent past. Such as "I really appreciate the way you...." Fill in the blank. Just remember the same way we made mistakes raising our children, they will also make mistakes raising their own. Good luck.
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