I am a step parent of a 14 and 18 year old - both female and they both live with my husband and I. The 18 year old graduated from highschool last year and has yet to find a job or enroll in college. She had a job for about 6 weeks before Christmas and recently they called to have her fill in a couple of days. She 'says' she has applied other places but I find it hard to believe there is nothing out there when all of her other friends working. She has a boyfriend who is a Jr. in Highschool and recently she lied about working - we put it together when it was 10pm at night and she wasnt home yet. She had traveled over 2 hours one way through Seattle by herself in her crappy car with no cell phone (she dropped it in the toilet). She apparently has been going up to see him on the long days she was 'looking for work'. My patience is gone...I am sick of her and I feel bad saying that. It took all we had to even get her to graduate - we fought and were lied for her entire highschool years. When is enough enough? Her Mother lives in TX and is a very bad example - we cant send her there - boyfriends and drugs. I have prayed and prayed over her - but I am feeling hatred now. How can we get her to adhere to family rules and get her motivated? She is 18 but emotionally 15 or 16. Any advice is appreciated.
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