Stacy - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
My daughter is 16 she will be 17 in a few weeks. She is bright, beautiful and smart. But she seems to be going down the same path that I was on when I was her age. I pride myself on teaching her right from wrong, but it seems that I have now become the enemy where her friends come first. I know that most say that she is at that age of finding herself. But she is making choices that could be come very dangerous and harboring to her future. She has been doing drugs and she has been promiscuous and I am trying to get her understand that she has so much more potential because she has someone that cares for her in her her corner. I am constantly yelling and getting frustrated because she tells me one thing and then I find out she is doing the complete opposite. She wants to be a leader but all I find is her following the crowd. She has a boyfriend who has been kicked out of his home because his mother could not handle him, and she thinks that she can't live without him. He smokes weed and dreams of being a rapper. WTF! She wants to be a cosmetologist yet she is making no decisions that will enhance her chances of being one. I am so fed up that I have told her she is on her way out the door. She is not a bad kid, she just seems to care more about what her friends are doing then what she needs to be doing. I can't talk to her it only feels like I am talking to a wall. I am looking for options to save her because I don't want to give up on her, but I just feel like I have hit a wall. Someone please tell me you have gone through this and understand, and what have you done or are doing to resolve this.