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My 18 year old son was supposed to edit and create a video of a recent community service trip for his religious institution over 2 months ago...

He was supposed to be finished 2 months ago and now he has been at his friends house watching movies and getting high for 2 days. He wants to be out another night but he needs to finish this project. He swore he would finish by Saturday. Also he leaves for college in 2 weeks.

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Asked by elizJ at 4:32 PM on Aug. 11, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • and your question is?

    Answer by older at 4:33 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • What's your question?

    Answer by ceallaigh at 4:33 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Well, he's 18 -- let him deal with the consequences of his actions. Actually, that's the best thing you can do for him, is having him learn the hard way! Don't bail him out!!

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 4:35 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY- T-14 and counting, for both of you. Mine are 23 and 19.....


    Answer by Sisteract at 4:39 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • So? Let him fail at it and deal with it. If you coddle him what good would come of it?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:44 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • Let him deal with the consequences of being irresponsible. He's over 18, he's an adult, time for him to start acting like one.

    Answer by Scuba at 4:45 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • he is an adult. It is "sink or swim" time

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:53 PM on Aug. 11, 2010

  • He's 18 now, stop worrying about him. If he does what needs done, great and if he doeesn't, well that's on him. You can't do for him for his entire life. Let go.

    Answer by tracylynnr67 at 1:41 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Find out what the problem is.He may seem overwhelmed and need some help.Sit him down and talk to him.

    Answer by bvannkissy at 2:56 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I would wait until Saturday and see if he completes it. If not then have him take it to his (church? ) and give it back to them with an apology and reason why he didnt complete it. It would be the responsible thing to do. Dont sweat it for him, if he dosent complete it just tell him how you feel about his actions.

    Answer by Esmrlda at 4:13 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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