my 16 year old daughter is demanding to leave home

Lian - posted on 12/08/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 16 year old daughter called me the other day to inform me shed had an arguement at college and she wasnt coming homev( id caught her smoking the day before and went mad) shes been missing for 4 days staying at friends and At first she said shed come home than now shes saying shes moving out no matter what she doesnt care what we say or do as shes legally old in the uk..ive been at my wits end ive had the year from hell id lost my mom had to move house and i do absolutely everything for her maybe spoiled her a i cant stop crying am feeling really really depressed and wonder if its because shes the last to leave home...shes been contacting young adults groups to get help to move out and is telling me how much she hates me sticking her middle finger up..wont speak to me...and is being vile...any advice would be of help as i just feel lost ive begged her to talk to me and we can work it out and feel this is making her treat me worse


Dove - posted on 12/08/2013




I think the best (though hardest) thing to do would be to let her go, but let her know that doing this means you will no longer financially support her on ANY level. No calling mom up and saying 'I'm broke and need this or this'. If she is hungry she will be welcome to come and visit (as long as she is completely respectful) for a meal, but there will be NO random 'emergency' cash from mom. Period. Who is paying for her to go to college?

I'm sorry! I can't imagine how distraught you are right now. :( ♥

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