my child just told me she was going to call the police and she would'nt tell me why what sort of action should I you'se

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Medic - posted on 05/01/2012

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What sort of action should you use? Why would an 8 year old even threaten to call the police anyways? Apparently she thinks she runs the house and I would step up and be a parent and not allow that.

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Dove - posted on 05/01/2012

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Tell her that police are for emergencies only and if she thinks she should call the police then she'd better be prepared for an emergency to occur. The police don't need to waste their time on some kid who hasn't been taught the real reasons that are legitimate to be calling them.

Unless, of course, you are abusing her, but I have a suspicion that you wouldn't be posting this question if that were the case. ;_

Haley - posted on 05/01/2012

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my daughter is 8 and a half she will be 9 in November that is a good idea if it gets to that point again I will let her call the police
thank you for the advise

Catalina - posted on 04/30/2012

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You must have some idea of why it's Escalated to this point, have you guys been fighting? If this is completely out of left field then let her call the police, and when they arrive ask them to please explain to her why calling the police for noe reason is irresponsible!
How old is your daughter?

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