I have to agree with your wife. She is 17-close to legal age-I would bite the bullet, give residential a try and wait for what you are thinking for another year or so. You are angry now-understandably-but you may regret this later
This is assuming you have a choice. I don't know that the legal issues here won't make the decision for you(selling is bad news)
Hasen't anyone ever pressed charges with that history? I would assume yes. How does she get out of it every time? QUIT. Thats it.
One of my 3 girls pulled this crap too. When she called me because she had been busted with a group of girls shoplifting and they all ran out the back and now she was afraid to show her face on the street because the police were looking for her? I told her to turn herself in. If she came home I would call them to come get her. Next episode a few years later she called asking me to come pick her up- she should have been in school but had wrecked a car she stold. WE didn't have cell phones- I told her she obviously has a method to call somebody, best call the police.
You have an awful lot of information about all that she's been doing- TURN HER IN.
Your wife is right
Thanks for the great advice.
After reading this I am now somewhat concerned about by youngest daughter. At 9 she occasionally steals if she wants something and really doesn't seem to understand that you just can't take what is not yours. It is usually just gum or
The military doesn't take people with criminal records, as far as I know.
It depends on how much trouble they're having when it comes to filling the ranks - recruiters all have "goals" for shipping x number of people to boot camp every month.