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..... Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12

Thank you for the help...

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12

Uhhh she's 16.....which is almost a legal adult here. Seriously?

FDAFEJAIOFWEJAFOJDWO 18 kids; Illinois 239 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" Uhhh she's 16.....which is almost a legal adult here. Seriously?"


Ha, Right

Brittycakes 1 child; California 484 posts
3rd Jul '12

Thats a ridiculous punishment haha. How about you have an adult conversation with her, explain the rules of your house and tell her she is expected to follow them and respect you while she's staying with you.

KD [Eli's Mommy] Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Carrollton, Georgia 858 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Pregasarus♥:" Let's say your 16 yr old sister is staying with you for 2 weeks... She says she's going outside. Out ... [snip!] ... about what she did wrong and giving an oral report to her friend and her friends mom while wearing the sign... But IDK? HELP"


Well, I'd say don't let her go outside and instead she needs to remain in your home. Have her help out with chores and don't let her watch TV or get on the computer unless it is school related.

ᗩlex ♥[+2] 2 kids; South Carolina 1307 posts
3rd Jul '12

I'm no help but I saw a boy on the side of the road holding a sign that said I lie and steal from my parents! It was a pretty busy road but he was in the parking lot of his parents business! I saw him and he made the online news

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" Uhhh she's 16.....which is almost a legal adult here. Seriously?"


She has no phone, she's in a city where she doesn't know anyone at least to my knowledge at the time, it's dark and storming. No way to get a hold of her, no way for her to get a hold of me or the police god forbid something happens. I'm not going to let her think it's okay just because she is 2 years away from being an adult.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Brittycakes[36wks]:" Thats a ridiculous punishment haha. How about you have an adult conversation with her, explain the rules ... [snip!] ... her, explain the rules of your house and tell her she is expected to follow them and respect you while she's staying with you."


I did, the entire time she was laughing and joking like it was nothing and the rules don't apply to her.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Pregasarus♥:" She has no phone, she's in a city where she doesn't know anyone at least to my knowledge at the time, ... [snip!] ... god forbid something happens. I'm not going to let her think it's okay just because she is 2 years away from being an adult. "


Considering, I was living with a meth dealer, not going to school, etc. when I was 16, I think swimming at a friend's is fine.



Treat her like a child and she will continue not to be upfront with you.

1stTymMummy 1 child; New Zealand 396 posts
3rd Jul '12

I'd use time out 16minuites till I decided what to do and had calmed down. I'm not sure what i'd do...but I would put ground rules in place for next time she comes to stay.



16years nearly a legal adult?? That's still a child, hear it is 18years old.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting ᗩlex ♥[+2]:" I'm no help but I saw a boy on the side of the road holding a sign that said I lie and steal from my ... [snip!] ... parents! It was a pretty busy road but he was in the parking lot of his parents business! I saw him and he made the online news"


I saw it online once... not the boy but someone else! LOL I thought it'd be a good thing... I don't know how to punish a teen.. I have 14 more years before I get there!

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30142 posts
3rd Jul '12

Idk i think that's such a childish punishment.

кinga Due February 18 (girl); 1 child; Ontario 4606 posts
3rd Jul '12

If she has a phone, take it away. Don't let her out of the house. Make her sit in her room. Make her do all the chores around the house. No tv. No computer.



I mean I understand your concern---if my 16 year old sister went off on me like that, I would freak out.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" Considering, I was living with a meth dealer, not going to school, etc. when I was 16, I think swimming ... [snip!] ... I was 16, I think swimming at a friend's is fine. Treat her like a child and she will continue not to be upfront with you."


If she didn't act like a child, she wouldn't be treated like one. When she is in my care and is my responsibility, no matter what she is doing or where she went, taking off like that is NOT okay no matter how old she is. If she can't be mature enough to say hey, I'm going to go to so and so's for a while, then she is not mature enough to be treated as an adult.

Brittycakes 1 child; California 484 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Pregasarus♥:" I did, the entire time she was laughing and joking like it was nothing and the rules don't apply to her. "


Well according to your profile you're only 18 and you're her sister so I can see why she probably doesn't take you seriously. I don't think its appropriate to "punish" her though.