Roxanne - posted on 06/29/2011 ( 48 moms have responded )
My 18 year old son graduated in June and thinks he is an adult and can do anything he wants. We had a talk when he turned 18 in Feb. I told him that just because you are 18 you can't just do whatever you want as long as you live under my roof. As soon as he graduated, he just decided to hang out with friends and not come home for 4 days. I said to him to come home and he said he didn't want to. I said why do you live here? His response, "It's a place to live." I said, "Maybe you should find another place to live." I hung up took a deep breathe and called him back. I said your right you are 18 an adult you can do what you want, you need to start paying for car insurance and cell phone. He said, "how much do I owe you?" I said, "Nothing, you need to get it on your own." And be out by the end of June. I sent him an email on this conversation, so it was all clear. Have spoke to him twice about this since and in the end he doesn't want to respect my boundaries, so I told him that it was his choice. I am struggling with this decision, but I feel I need to stick to it.