The decision to kick out my son

Dominique - posted on 01/01/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have put up with emotional abuse from my now 17 year old son for way to long. I finally came to the hardest decision ever, to have him leave my house .i have been crying straight for two days. I'm a single mother and feel I've lost the only thing I have. I hope I've made the best decision for both of us right now.


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Ev - posted on 01/01/2015




I have to agree with Jodi. Did you not get Family Services to come in and help? They would have done so at your request and not taken your son away but helped you find the resources that you would have needed to work things out. Also, where is dad? Is dad not involved? IF his father is in his life maybe it be best he go live there.

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2015




Unfortunately, your son is not yet legally an adult (unless you live in a country where 17 is considered an adult, but that would be rare). So you are still going to be legally responsible for his actions in many ways. I am not sure what other measures you took before you made this decision, or what level of abuse was going on, but if he was 17, you are obligated to ensure he has somewhere safe to go and is reasonably cared for.

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