my mom just found out that my younger sister (16 yo) has been stealing checks and even one whole check book out of her office. there has been over $2000 spent. the police are involved and my mom is really torn as to what to do next.
would you press charges on your daughter? the police said that whoever did this is looking @ 3-7 years in prison. what is your take on the whole situation?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Oct. 16, 2008 in Teens (13-17)
3-7 yrs as an adult not a juvenile. I would not press charges against my child unless this has been an ongoing issue. Then I would request she was sent somewhere to get therapy and a handle on her issues.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 4:51 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Oh, no, you can't blame the parents. It's obviousyou don't have older kids. Just because a child does wrong doesn't mean that their parents didn't teach them differently. Does that mean you didn't do anything wrong as a child? If you did then does that make your mom/dad a bad parent? Crazy accusation to make!
Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by xdeviouskittyxx at 5:17 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
i would make her work to pay every cent back and put severe restrictions on her freedom until then. also make her do community service of some sort...just like they would do if she were prosecuted. I would also make it clear that if she did not do what was asked I would go ahead and press charges and then the law would handle it. It would be a take it or leave it deal; no negotiations. And as someone else mentioned, counseling does not sound bad either. But it should be FAMILY counseling. The lines of communication need to be open between them so the trust can be rebuilt and many times an unbiased party is a big help in this step.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by raybell at 6:42 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
I would not press charges...I would say you are no longer trusted here though...You have to earn your trust....GET a job and pay it all back and strip all the previlges away for a while. She would have to go to counseling.
Answer by JCRestoredme at 8:12 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
Answer by JCRestoredme at 8:14 PM on Oct. 16, 2008