I have a 16 year old daughter. she has done alot of things behind my back by hanging with the wrong people..and we are getting past that now. I have had her call me or text me every 2 hours to make sure she is okay. Then she is home at a pacific time. Now, she says she is embarrassed to call me every 2 hours when she is with her friends. Now, she wants to call me sometime during the day to let me know she is okay. I told her when she goes to the bathroom...and give me a quick call while she is in the bathroom...so she wont get embarrassed and i can know she is safe. She complains i call her way too much. Is this unreasonable? No bashing...just advice please!
Does she have text on her phone? If so, maybe you guys can text back and forth instead of a verbal phone call every two hours.
I'm undecided really about your question concerning if it's excessive. Do you have a reason to not trust her? If so, then I would do whatever I feel necessary to keep in contact with my child.
If you can trust her then you might try spacing the calls out. If she's out all day then I agree that more than one call is needed. If she's only out for a few hours then maybe just one call when she gets to where she's going and then one call when she's heading back home.
I think every parent has to gauge their decisions on each child.
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You are just being a mother. The only thing I can say is talk to her as far as whenever you hear on the news how this teenager and that teenager was in an accident and won't be coming home maybe that will catch her attention. Just an example on the news the other day here In Houston, Tx. a 16 yearold boy made a wrong turn and caused another truck to slam into a concrete wall and guess who was in the truck a 16 & 21 yr. old girls, a 15 & 17 year old boys. All were pronounced dead. And the 16 yr. old is in the hospital recovering. Just give your child examples no matter how careful we want to be we can not be with them all of the time for them. GL
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