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I am feeling a bit overwhelmed these days...Well after my daughter going through school grades K-6 and having nothing but problems and bad reports from teachers. I may add she has ADHD. Recently she was put on Strattera and we were informed her grades are improving but not the best, her behavior has really improved tremendously, well so I thought....She was supposedly going to the library and then tonight I found out they were closed early and she wasn't home and didn't call....I came home after looking for her all over town and there she is sitting on front porch with a boy. Well heres where it all starts....I am starting to worry myself to DEATH that she is going to get in some kind of trouble. Though she says he is just a friend and may I add he is 16 years old and she is only 13. I am worried he will try to take advantage of her vunerability. How does a parent make it through these years??? I told her the facts of life and I worry that she doesn't listen to me, what would I do if she got into trouble?? I also told her that she is no longer to go anywhere during the week because school comes first. Do you think this is right?? I've had problems with her in the past not coming home on time on the weekends cause she said her friend told her to stay longer. That makes me believe she is easy to influence. How in the world does a parent deal with these issues??? I hear all sorts of horror stories about girls getting pregnant at a young age. I hate to think I have to tell her the facts of life and just sit back and be hopeful she won't do anything to mess her life up. Are there any Mothers out there having the same thoughts or worries?? What is the most important things for me to do to keep her out of trouble?? HELP!
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I am feeling a bit overwhelmed these days...Well after my daughter going through school grades K-6 and having nothing but problems and bad reports from teachers. I may add she has ADHD. Recently she was put on Strattera and we were informed her grades are improving but not the best, her behavior has really improved tremendously, well so I thought....She was supposedly going to the library and then tonight I found out they were closed early and she wasn't home and didn't call....I came home after looking for her all over town and there she is sitting on front porch with a boy. Well heres where it all starts....I am starting to worry myself to DEATH that she is going to get in some kind of trouble. Though she says he is just a friend and may I add he is 16 years old and she is only 13. I am worried he will try to take advantage of her vunerability. How does a parent make it through these years??? I told her the facts of life and I worry that she doesn't listen to me, what would I do if she got into trouble?? I also told her that she is no longer to go anywhere during the week because school comes first. Do you think this is right?? I've had problems with her in the past not coming home on time on the weekends cause she said her friend told her to stay longer. That makes me believe she is easy to influence. How in the world does a parent deal with these issues??? I hear all sorts of horror stories about girls getting pregnant at a young age. I hate to think I have to tell her the facts of life and just sit back and be hopeful she won't do anything to mess her life up. Are there any Mothers out there having the same thoughts or worries?? What is the most important things for me to do to keep her out of trouble?? HELP!


I feel your frustration. I too have a 13 year old and you just feel like throwing up your hands at times. My opinion is, set down the rules and STICK to them no matter what!! If she comes home late, then she gets the consequences. She will eventually learn that you mean business and will step up to her friends to let them know that she does not want to cross the line with you. As far as the boy issue, what in the world is a 16 year old wanting to hang around a 13 year old for? That's a little odd to me. I would cease that at once and explain to your daughter that a 16 year old boy hanging around a 13 year old girl is just asking for trouble and that you are doing what is best for her and that if her friends are doing this, then she needs to evaluate her friends. I ask my daughter if God would be happy with what she wants to do or what she is doing and let het answer that one. You may feel like the bad guy, but in the end you are the good guy and hero!