Pam - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 22 moms have responded )
I made the hardest decision a mother could make. I called the cops on my unruly 11 year old child. I found out she had lied to me about her house key. For punishment, we took away her electronic devices. She handed over her kindal, cellphone, but refused to give the IPOD touch to her step father and me. My husband went to get it from her and she kicked him and I went to get it and she shoved me. Well step father, mom and child end up in a tugging match over the phone and she was a bit violent with us. Come to find out, she has been sexting a 15 year old boy and talking to older men on some application for texting. I called our local sheriff's Office to file a report and a juvenile complaint. Because of the Family Violence, she was taken to juvie for the weekend. I'm sad, but I have to stand my ground or this behavior will continue. I called her Father and told him what was going on and he is in complete agreement with me. I'm upset and blaming myself for this and not knowing. My daughter says she learned about this from friends at school and her step cousin. I just need advice and encouragement, because my parents think I have overeacted and that I should have kept this at home. The problem is, this isnt the first time I've caught her talking to boys inappropriately. Please give me words and strength to get through the weekend without her.