About a mth ago i took my 16 yr sister in bc neither my mom/dad (divorced) knows how to handle her she went from my moms to my dads & then from my dads to my grandma & now me. She use to sneak out there house,drink,stay out late,has the worest attitude ever..But since she moved in with me,my 2kids & husband she has gotten better..Just need some advice on how to handle her age even though 7yr ago i was that age but i never did any of the things she has done!
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Answer by chriscarpcal at 3:30 PM on May. 22, 2011
My daughter just turned 17 so I can definitely feel what you are going through. I am lucky as my daughter doesn't give me any problems but I took my nephew in several years ago and it was very difficult. The reason why it didn't work out with his Grandpa and Dad and a Step-mom who didn't want him is because everyone had labeled him this "bad child". They were constantly controlling him. When he came to me it worked out and the reason why is because we talked. I listened to him and I didn't judge him. He found a job and he felt good about himself. I set a few rules like eating family dinners at 5pm, in by a certain time, call so I don't worry, and no drugs! Love,patience and understanding goes a long way. Good luck---I think she is very lucky to have you.
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