Joanne - posted on 08/18/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )
I'm at a loss as to how handle the situation with my daughter without causing us to become so distant. Im so frustrated that she never comes home she stays with her friend and her family who live up the road. I know that is not a very good environment for her to be in; smoking, drinking etc but she would probably do these things anyway but the thing that I'm concerned about is how her friends 40 year old mum 'leans' on my daughter and talks to her about her recent divorce etc which I feel she should have adult friends for. I honestly do not know how to get Amy back at home and her 9 year old brother misses her dearly. But for some reason Amy cares about her friends family more than she does her own. I get an obligatory text every couple of days asking 'are you ok?' And that's as much as I get from her. I have tried talking to her nicely explaining that her friend is more than welcome to stay at ours and I don't mind of Amy stays there at weekends but it has become like she's us actually living there. I don't know what to do now apart from speak to her friends mum and ask her not to let Amy stay there often but Amy won't be happy with this and I just need to explore my options before I do that as I'm not sure that's the best thing to do. Can anyone help please?