Daughter wants to leave Home once she's 18

Yolanda - posted on 03/02/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm heartbroken that my 17 yr old wants to leave home once she's 18. She has a girlfriend who's older and is addicted to pain medications. My daughter wants us to accept her friend and we refuse because we know she's bad news. She has her bags packed waiting for the day of her birthday to move out. My husband and I are devastated and our older daughter is telling us to let her go that she'll return.


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/02/2015




Well, 1) When your daughter reaches the age of 18, she will be an adult. You cannot force her to do, or not to do anything.

2) To try to force her will more likely turn her against you.

Let her move out. She'll learn that life is not necessarily easy, unless you have striven to give her the skills she'll need to survive. And if you've given her those tools, let her fly!

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