Pat - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 30 moms have responded )
Have been having problems with my 17 for some time now. Her latest act of not coming home on New Years Eve was the last straw. She doesn't think she needs to follow any rules, that she can come and go as she pleases. She is drinking when out and sees no problem with this. We have taken away everything! (phone, ipod, etc.) it doesn't matter she talks her friends into purchasing another phone and then switches the service/number to the new phone. Have spoken to police, counselors, her principle at school. I am at the end of my rope. She left today without me knowing and went sledding. We have a key less entry on the garage door so she walked back in when I asked what she thought she was doing, she replied "I've got nothing to lose, so I went sledding".... I don't even know what to say to her anymore much less how to discipline her. She is 4 months away from her 18th birthday. She wants to move out now but has no where to go. I want her to stay and figure out whats going on. Any suggestions would be appreciated.