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How would you handle it if your teenager constantly ran away?

  1. BizGenGirl profile image90
    BizGenGirlposted 6 years ago

    How would you handle it if your teenager constantly ran away?

    There are many answers, but some common things I've seen parents try:

    1. Chasing them around cities, friends houses and hang outs all day and night trying to get them home (often missing work or giving up on other responsibilities to do so)

    2. Giving up and letting them do whatever they want because you can't physically control them, yet still providing everything they need or want while at home.

    3. Call the police on them and/or report them as runaways

    4. Kick them out of the house, as they don't clearly want to be there anyways.

    How would you handle it or how have you handled this?

  2. Alma Cabase profile image80
    Alma Cabaseposted 6 years ago

    Let her go. She will eventually realize her mistakes later on. Parents should learn to handle their kids like how they hold sand. The more you put pressure in it, the more they slip off your hand.

    Regards,

    Alma

  3. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    my daughter ran away and after a week she decided it wasn't as great as she thought it would be. she figured she'd have no chores, rules, etc. but i guess she found out life isn't free of responsibility. she came home and said she was moving back in. i told her no, maybe next week. after 3 more days i got ahold of her and told her the next time, she won't be coming home at all. she hasn't ran away since and after a long talk she realised that by making her responsible around the house, we were doing it for her own good.

 
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