My daughter (14) lives with her dad, half an hour away - has done since she was 2 - and he called me tonight to let me know that she has been going to parties, drinking, getting with guys - i'm not sure to what extent - and completely disrespecting him. he remarried last october, i remarried in 2000. she visits us every 2nd weekend and half the school holidays. both families have two younger children each. i feel this has exacerbated her problems in that she may not know where she fits in any more. i had no idea anything was going on, neither did her dad til about 6wks ago. he tried to deal with it but she swears at him, disrespects him, threatens to run away, etc. he's at his wits end and doesn't know what to do. i was similar as a teenage girl myself, off the rails, and i shudder to think at what she may be exposing herself to. her dad's threatened to send her to live with my husband, 2 boys and i. she says she'll run away to go to her friends. i know we need to present as a united front as she is taking advantage of us not always talking. this will no longer happen. i am quite strict whereas he has given her a bit more freedom and many more material possessions. her photos have ended up on a site called bebo showing her with guys hanging off her. please some advice on how to slow down the slippery slope she's on. i know she will push boundaries - she's 14 - i just wasn't expecting it this early with her, she's been a great kid until the start of this school year, when she started hanging around with two older girls.
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