how to get a17 yr old to stop running away she doesn't get her way?

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Dove - posted on 04/10/2012

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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.

Random - posted on 04/10/2012

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Don't call the police. Let her go. She's obviously old enough to be gone on her own and she's got friends who take her in.



What is it that she wants and can't have this time?

Kimberly - posted on 04/10/2012

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all the police do is bring back and then it starts all over again. she is gone right now. she has been gone since 5:10 yesterday

Katherine - posted on 04/10/2012

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How long does she run away for? Do you ever have to involve the police? She is almost an adult......when will she be 18?

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