Debbie - posted on 05/17/2014 ( 16 moms have responded )
My daughter gave birth to her son last February...she turned 17 in March. Her and the father are still together (he's 19, will be 20 in August). He lives with his older sister and her family, but is at our home and spends the night every night. I've allowed this to happen simply because I want the bonding to be there with their son...and for him to help parent. He hasn't missed but just 2 nights since the baby came home on March 31 ( he was premature).
My daughter is still in high school, almost finished with her junior year. She will be a senior next year, and does plan on going to college. For the most part, she is doing a great job as a new, YOUNG mother. The problem is, she doesn't feel she should have a curfew now. I've told her to be home week nights by 11. Friday and Saturday by 1 am. It's now 2:30 am and she still isn't home. She's at her boyfriends home playing video games with his young cousins. Her stance is that what is the big deal? I know where she is and it's not like she's out running around. My point is, i gave her a time to be in. She doesn't bother calling me to let me know what's going on, or to ask if she can stay longer. She just does what she wants.
I'm debating whether or not to shut down her phone as far as texting and data is concerned...for punishment.
What sort of discipline is appropriate for a 17 year old mother????