I cannot give too many specifics but we have temporary custody of my 16 (almost 17) year old sister and so she is coming from a house with absolutely no freedoms and emmotional/mental abuse and some physical to a house where the worst thing that happens is I will yell and ground or take away privlages (I am hormonal and for some reason seem to raise my voice more :( I am working on that).
We are wanting to sit down with S and work out a plan (curfew, responsibilities/chores, etc.) with her input. We have a few basics in place already. No phone calls after 10 on a school night, after 11 on a non school night. We are debating on a curfew time like 9 or 10 on a school night and then 11 on the weekends?
We want her to have freedom and respect but we do not want to overwhelm her and have no structure, ya kwim?
HELP! lol Before her I have only dealt with potty training and timeouts for my DS3...