HELP!!! Urgent advice needed desperately.

Renee - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 18 in 2 days. Last year we had to move an hour and a half away from where we had lived for 10 yrs. She was happy about the move. She was tired of the Drama at her old school. However, last night she informed me that since she will be 18 this week, she is moving back to our old town to stay with a friend and her mom. She wants to graduate at the old school. This has hurt me deeply. We bought her class ring up here in our new town...her grades are awesome. When she was at the old school, her grades were not good. Last night we got into a huge argument that ended with both of us crying most of the night. My daughter has never been away from home long at all. I tried to appeal to her intelligent side by giving her the pros and cons of her decision...but she has her head set on doing this. How do I deal with this?

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Renee - posted on 07/25/2012

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Thank you Little Miss Can't be wrong. Everyone keeps saying what you said, but this is just oh so hard. I guess I just have to smile through tears and hope this all works out for her. There is no cut that hurts worse than the cutting of the Apron Strings. Thank you again.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/25/2012

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Oh man what a tough situation. My advice would be is to try to talk to her like a rational adult, to another adult that is making a very important life decision. She is going to be 18, legal age to make these choices for herself. As difficult as it may be, try to support her. Talk to her about her future, and what she will do after graduation. Thankfully it is only 1 1/2 hour away. Talk to the other mother, and find out if this is truly acceptable for their family. Tell her your concerns, but very rationally, not accusatory. This news hit you like a ton of bricks, but if your daughter is going to do this regardless of what you say, it would be easier on everyone if you can set aside your worries, and plan for the future with her. TRY to support this. She needs your acceptance, love, and her mothers help. Good luck. i don't envy your position.

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