Ellie - posted on 09/03/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
My husband and I have an 18 y.o. daughter who is a senior in high school. To say the last few years were rough is an understatement. When she turned 18, we told her that if she still wanted to live in our house, she had to follow the rules. The #1 rule for me is HONESTY...and we have caught her being deceitful and now know she's been lying to us yet again. (I've lost count how many times this same situation has happend) Even though she already has a cell phone (she pays for it) I went into her room this am to wash her bedding (trying to be nice) and found ANOTHER cell phone that obviously her ex-boyfriend is paying for that she is using to keep us from being able to see who she is communicating with. I am so completely tired of this type of behavior that I it sends me absolutely over the edge...I have very STRONG feelings about being lied to and she never seems to learn this lesson. She is an extremely high risk kid that we adopted from Foster care when she was 9. We have done EVERYTHING that we know to do to help her and I'm at my wits end. What would you do???