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What do you do if your teenager refuses to come home?


My son is 16 years old. He does not like our rules. Now he is refusing to come home.

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    dee for debbie 11 months ago

    Thanks for the advice. I am finding out that what your saying is true. I'm trying the tough love and it is a struggle and it is hard. She is now gonna be 19 next month and she tends to come home when she's sick or when she needs makeup or something.


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    Elizabeth Agbedun (eagbedun) 3 months ago

    you make parents sound like machines. providing food, clothing and shelter alone will not nurture a normal human being with the need for someone to understand them and be emotionally in touch with them. humans give empathy as much as they require it.

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    Elizabeth Agbedun (eagbedun) 3 months ago

    The time you were 16 and the circumstances you were in would be quite different in today's age.

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    teyeger82 4 years ago

    I know you are worried. Hopefully, he eventually gets it. Years after I insisted on a curfew, my oldest commented on the fact that he did not know why parents let their kids have all kinds of freedom to roam that only led to all kinds of trouble.

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    frumpleton 5 months ago

    Sounds very good, except for the part of "being a friend". We aren't their friend. We are parents, grandparents, etc. I have a grandson who I get along with very well but he knows if he crosses the line, I'm telling his parents.,

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    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 11 months ago

    I was just going to say call the police but I like this idea better. If it's just the kid being a teenager this is a fairly quick resolution to the issue.

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    frumpleton 5 months ago

    My son (who is always in jail) has ADHD. He loves me and is worried that I'm going to croak before he gets out of yet, another jail. A 19-year-old is old enough to know right from wrong and if they keep doing bad, there's not much u can do .

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    dee for debbie 11 months ago

    Thank you for your advice and concern. She is gonna be 19 next month and she is not doing very well. She still tends not to want to stay at home she continues to make friends and stay gone when she either gets sick and has to go to the doctor.

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    jekas3 2 years ago

    Depending on what state you live in the cops won't force a child or get a child and take them back home, only if they are willing. All they can do is a welfare check. It's sad.


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