I am considering taking my 16 yo neice into my home....I have 2 young kids and was dreading the teen years but they may be here a lot sooner lol...long story short...she has an alcoholic father and rebels against the mother with drinking and sneaking out and we are the last resort or she will end up in foster care. Well, being as that I don't have a teenager I am looking for any and all advice if this is the route we choose to take because I will only have about a week left to prepare.... How do I ground her? get her to help out? Cell or no cell? I won't allow internet unless fully supervised. She will be starting a new school in a different state and away from everything she knew so I would like her to get involved in some type of activity. I guess my main concern is punishments....what works for a teen and what doesnt?? Should I buy padlocks for the doors? ( i'd hate to go that far but i just don't know) I do plan to get rid of all alcohol...we hardly drink anyways. Do i give an allowance if she earns it?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
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Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:25 AM on Jan. 5, 2011
I think you answered your own question already ....... 1. How do I ground her? The same as you would you're own ...... no exceptions! 2. If you're kids have to do chores so does she. 3. Cell or no cell? She has to earn the privilege ..... or you give her one pre-paid and if she doesn't use it as she should take it away! 4. I won't allow Internet unless fully supervised. Great desicion! 5. She will be starting a new school in a different state and away from everything she knew so I would like her to get involved in some type of activity. Great desicion! 6. I guess my main concern is punishments....what works for a teen and what doesn't? How do you punish your own kids ...... same for her only tailored to age. 7. Should I buy padlocks for the doors? NO ....... there should be room for some trust and mess ups, otherwise she won't learn from it! 8. To get rid of alcohol might be an idea .... but I would lock it away!
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