This is my new teenage daughter. Yep, at 30 years old, I have inherited an 18 year old. Its actually my cousin. When she was 15, she dropped out of high school and moved in with her boyfriend. Trust me, I did everything I could stop it, but we don’t even live in the same state. I told her she would never get her HS diploma or GED if she did that. And of course…she didnt. Im psychic some days, ill tell ya.
Now she is 18..and she came to visit and we offered her to move in to our home (someone tell me I’m nuts) and guide her to get her GED and off to college, so she could turn her life around. Now, of course, she was living with her 24 year old (cough, loser, cough) boyfriend who also has no GED and I don’t want to insult her, because i love her, but this guy is holding HER down. What 24 year old guy dates a barely 18 year old…you know, when she told him she was going to stay and get her GED, he said “I’m not waiting for you”…nice on the emotional blackmail you asswipe.
But she made the hard decision, and she stayed, and now she is stuck here because her ride went back to Missouri and I sure in the hell am not driving that 16 hours back.
I want to ask two things of you…one, who has a teenager, I need advice on how to parent someone who has had no parents thus far, needs guidance, but is used to freedom and two, tell her she did the right thing by accepting our help to help her get a GED. I know she is feeling confused by it all.
ps this blog could get really interesting now