Bedtime issue...can anyone help us think of a compromise? Going nuts!
My son goes to bed at 8. Any later and he's a cranky zombie the next day. Unfortunately, he's also a very very light sleeper and my dd coming in any later will wake him up, as will her being in there with any kind of light on. Once he's up he's absolutely impossible to get back to sleep.
This has caused a major fight recently. Dd thinks it's ridiculous she would have to go to bed at 8, so she's spent all weekend at her friend's house which I'm not okay with because she's only 17 and didn't come home when I asked her to. When she got home, we had a huge fight and she said she wants to go live with her bio dad, and she's already asked him and he said yes. I told her no way, as he's an awful parent (never home, no supervision, his other kids are wrecks because it's anything goes) and she basically said I had no say, she'll be gone some time this week when I'm at work.
I'm at a complete loss. Does anyone have any advice about what we can do? I don't want her to go and f*ck up her life, but I can see too why she doesn't like this arrangement.