Edm2777 - posted on 02/26/2017 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have a 15 year old daughter that has no shame in smoking pot and cigarettes. I work about an hour away from home and am a single parent. No matter what I tell her about the dangers she simply replies with "I know. But I'm not going to stop". My home reeks of this stuff and no matter what she always gets more from friends. We go to therapy but it doesn't seem to be doing much-if anything she's becoming more verbally abusive. She cuts class and is also in danger of being held back. An issue that also doesn't bother her. I'm at the end of my rope and when I spoke to her father he made the suggestion I send her to live with him and his wife. On the one hand I feel a 2 party parental system may get her back on track but on the other I'll feel I didn't do everything i could to help her and thus failed -plus I'm terrified her behavior might escalate into running away (my ex lives in another state). I've even told the therapist this. I can't trust her so all my spare time is looking for her, making sure she's in her room or in school. I'm becoming worn and so tired lately i don't know what to do. I have no family or a support system here so everything is on me at the moment.