How do I get my 17 year old daughter to understand I just want whats best for the whole family

Leslie - posted on 03/27/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I know I am not the only parent out there that has a 17 year old daughter that thinks she knows best. She has or should I say had a boyfriend that I feel is bad news. We have tried the (you are not allowed over at his house. Than we tried the he is not allowed her thing. both were bad ideas as she just did it anyway and than thought she was going to go live with him when she turned 17. I put a stop to that I went to his house and told his dad that she was a minor and I would sue him. Wow that worked. Well it worked as to she did not move out. Now we have found out that the boyfriend is pot smoker and believe she is smoking also. They broke us last weekend and she was sobbing so hard it broke my heart. Now I am the bad guy as to he doesnt want to be with her because of Me and her step dad. (Its not the fact that he turned 18 and now has a license and doesnt need her to drive him everywhere). I don't know what to do, I do love my daughter and dont want to ship her off but I will not allow the disrespect. I got so upset today I told her ok if you want to leave to pack a bag and leave. She just sat there, I was real upset so I told her to get out and I ment it. She just looked at me and started crying to say Mom I dont have anywhere to go. What do I do if it goes back to bad.


♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/29/2012




Get into counseling with your daughter.

We all make bad decisions from time to time. I'll bet you did at her age, too. I know that I certainly did.

Kicking her out of the house (or trying to) after one bad relationship decision seems a little extreme to me. If there is more behind it, then I retract that statement.

I'd recommend that you both see a counselor. It'll help you see each other's side

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