Mona, I'm moving your post:Should I allow my teenage daughter to go on vacation with her friend?

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Mona, I'm moving your post:Should I allow my teenage daughter to go on vacation with her friend?
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 1:12pm

They are both good girls with no smoking, drugs or drinking. My dd is 17 and her friend just turned 18. They want to go for a long weekend to Disney by themselves but I'm not too sure about it. Even though they are both responsible I'm worried about the dangers of letting two young girls go away without an adult. Does anyone have any opinions?

Thanks,

Mona

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My parents' rule on this type of thing was to allow it only if we'd already spent a year living away at college. I think that's a good rule, because it gave us a chance to become more aware of worldly dangers while we were living away from home, and had to make judgments on our own.

So no, if they're both seniors in HS, I'd wait a year, at least until they've lived away at college. JMO.

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Registered: 12-03-1999

This would depend upon a lot of things, but my first concern is--even a few days at Disney is VERY expensive.

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Registered: 11-05-1998

My knee-jerk response to this was "ask Natalee Holloway's mother," but that's probably pretty cold.

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Huh I didn't know you could move posts here at Ivillage. Back in the day only CM's could move/delete posts. But I digress.

To answer Mona I don't think I'd let them go alone if they're still in high school. I know lots of kids get to go on a big spring break trip unsupervised senior year but it's not something we would have allowed and it's certainly not something I would have been able to do in high school.

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I'm with all the others.

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Thank you all for the responses. I tend to agree with all of you. I really don't want to let her go with just her friend. I'd be worried sick the whole time. So I guess the answer will be no. I may offer something like her friend may come with us when we go as a family next spring. She said no the first time, but if that is her only option, I think she will be satisfied with it.

Thank you all!

Mona

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Registered: 11-28-1999

Well I think that is a great option.

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The comment about Natalie Holloway may have been cold, but also spot on accurate. And her mother and dad would totally agree. Sadly in the world we live in you have to worry about such and act accordingly.
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Registered: 02-25-2002

Hi, there, I just wanted to add that many hotels/motels won't allow kids to register unless there is someone 21 or older in the group. This could very well be true at a family oriented resort like Disney, even if they stayed off site.

 

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Registered: 10-16-1999
themamas wrote:

Hi, there, I just wanted to add that many hotels/motels won't allow kids to register unless there is someone 21 or older in the group. This could very well be true at a family oriented resort like Disney, even if they stayed off site.

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