So daughter decides to come in late as usual but couldn't sleep. Asked to borrow my ipod to help her sleep. As of late she has had two cellphones taken away (due to texting during class and running up the bill) plus a laptop she received for Christmas. I flat out refused to let her borrow it. I put a password on it and also my laptop.
So her recourse was to incessantly repeat "Mom. Mom. Mom. MOM!!!" Annoying yes, but I said that I wasn't going to give in to her no matter what. So I calmly logged out my computer, took my things, house keys and left. Not before locking her indoors. The only way she could get out is if she jumped out the second story window!
I sat out on the front porch and tried to calm down. My solution is if she destroyed my apartment was to call the cops. If she put her hands on me, call the cops. If she attempts to break in past curfew the police would be called. Tough love, right?
Anyway, when I finally returned to my apartment, she was already asleep. Mothers, I'm counting the months until she's 18!
From a long suffering stressed mother.