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Ella & Travis' Mommy Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 488 posts
3rd Jul '12

i took in my brother when he was 16, he ALWAYS told me where he was going and ALWAYS checked in with me, he acted like an adult, he got treated like one.
your sister needs to know what is expected of her, and although the sign idea is clever, maybe for a 10 year old but at 16 i would be finding another way to get my point across. maybe one time you disappear for a day without telling her where you are, make her worry for once. i know i hated that when my mom did that to me.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting 1stTymMummy:" 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 ... [snip!] ... 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."


I don't think time out would work. I guess she made plans to go to this friends house on Thursday so I told her she can't go, she can't get on the computer, and she's stuck with me 24/7 for the remainder of her stay.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting 1stTymMummy:" 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 ... [snip!] ... 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."


17 is a legal adult here. So, shut up.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" 17 is a legal adult here. So, shut up."



Here it's 18.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Pregasarus♥:" Here it's 18. "


Which is why I said 'here' in my original post.

Milk Monster 2 kids; Arizona 9089 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" Which is why I said 'here' in my original post."


I'm sorry, I didn't even see that. My apologies.

4j's 2 kids; Japan 1587 posts
3rd Jul '12

i would laugh and roll my eyes if my sister was telling me what to do. And i would roill on the floor hysterically laughing if she was telling me to wear a sign or write an essay..lol.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting JessicaNjesse:" i would laugh and roll my eyes if my sister was telling me what to do. And i would roill on the floor hysterically laughing if she was telling me to wear a sign or write an essay..lol."


And I'd laugh even harder if she was only 2 years older than me.

Brittycakes 1 child; California 484 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Mrs. Dexter Morgan:" And I'd laugh even harder if she was only 2 years older than me."


Definitely. I was trying to imagine this scenario with my brother who is 2 years older than me.

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
3rd Jul '12
Quoting Brittycakes[36wks]:" Definitely. I was trying to imagine this scenario with my brother who is 2 years older than me."


2 years older with 2 kids....oh boy. I'd laugh right in her face....and go swimming.