My daughter is going to be turning 19 on August 19th 2012, and she is addicted to her cell phone. She does not seem interested in anything except her phone and when she can meet up with boys or friends.. I am very frustrated because she has no interest in cooking, college,washing clothes, etc. I am angry every single day. Please help.
Linda - posted on 08/14/2012
Dove, I couldn't agree with you more, enough is enough. I have explained to her that the car is to be used only for work and school, and if she gets dropped from any of her classes for being late to many times or cell phone usage during class. I will be taking the money that I paid for each class that she is dropped from out of her account. When she went to AT&T to set up her own individual account, they told her that either I or my husband need to come in person to cancel our family contract. She flipped out because I told her that her dad is at work and can't do it right now. She was going to go back and pay the early termination fee so that she can get her phone activated right away. She has always told me she is going to do what she wants. I told her that the day your going to do what you want, is the day you move out. Dad, doesn't want this because he will worry about her.
Dove - posted on 08/14/2012
At 19, she either needs to be a full time student (and getting the grades you know she's capable of), working and contributing to the household, or find her own place. Personally, I'd give her a month to get her act together and if she hadn't.... the next time she left the house she would find all her belongings in boxes outside with the locks changed. Time for some tough love.
And no more free rides to Subway (since that IS a job)... she can pay you double the price in gas if she wants you to keep driving her there.
Linda - posted on 08/13/2012
She is currently at the cell provider to make the arrangements for her to pay her own cell phone. I explained to her that I will not help her with any questions that she may have, I told her she needs to do this on her own. I would be more than happy to help her if she showed interest in her education which her husband and I paying for. She uses her cell phone in class, she seems to have no interest in school. She is currently working at Subway, because I kept driving and pushing her and taking her there, practically pushing her out the car.
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