My daughter has just informed me, through a veil of tears, that she doesn't want to live with me anymore.
A little background here, I am a single parent who was seriously injured in 2008 in an automobile accident which left me pretty much wheelchair bound and unable to hold down a job. Before then I was a perfectly functioning adult
She says she is tired of having to help me and wants a normal life with a working mom who can drive, go camping and everything. I let her spend the night at her friends house, try to take her out at least once a month to a movie or the mall or something like that, try to make it as much a normal life as possible.
Apparently it's not working. I asked her who she wanted to live with and she said she's not sure. I know that she probably going normal puberty emotional ups and downs, but I am not sure how to handle this one. This is my first time being a handicapped mom and going through this.
I thought of having her go see a counselor, but money is an issue and school doesn't start back up for a couple of months so I can't tap into the school's counselor. Does anyone have any suggestions?View Thread
Your boy is acting up / out because he trying to find himself. He is trying to become more of an adult. Unfortunately he is trying to assert his independence in a negative manner, to garner more attention. What he needs is a positive male roll model. Have his step dad try bonding with him more, not necessarily by discipline, although he needs to know right from wrong, but maybe take him fishing, hiking, camping, to a ball game working on cars, what ever the step dad may be interested in.View Thread