Pearl - posted on 08/02/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have a self centered and disrespectful teen who will never listen to anything I say to her. She started to skip school and it affected her grades. Now she is having to repeat her Junior year in high school. I tried to intervene and discipline her but she ran away from home. She has been gone for almost 2 months now. How do I deal with this? How do I attempt to change her ways? Should I accept her back if she tries to come back? Recently, she came home and said that she was just here for a visit. She stole money from my wallet, I found out later when she left. I also found out that she is drinking and doing drugs now. How do I deal with this? Am I a bad parent for not bringing her back home myself? I feel that she just needs to learn on her own how hard life is, and that is why I let her go....Was I right in this?