how to get a17 yr old to stop running away she doesn't get her way?
Dove - posted on 04/10/2012
If the police don't do anything, she'll be 18 in less than a year, and this keeps happening.... let her go. She'll hopefully either start to make a life for herself or realize that under Mommy's roof wasn't so bad after all. Then if she wants to come back.... that's when you lay down the law of what life under your roof is to look like... or she's welcome to stay where ever she is.
Granted, I've got a few years before we get to that age, but I 'think' that's how I'd handle it.... as heartbreaking as it would be.
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