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|Sun, 04-01-2012 - 9:33am|
I am the mother of a 17 year old daughter. Over the past year she has become someone I don't even recognize anymore. She lies and is SA (we have her on the pill) and has been sexting and sending nude pictures of herself to her boyfriend. We have also recently discovered that she has been smoking pot ad we took her to a counselor about it. All she seems to do anymore is scream and yell at us, cussing up a storm, and even told my husband (who adopted her when she was 7) that she wished he wasn't her dad. She has threatened to push me down the stairs, push me into traffic, has scratched me face when we got I to a tussle over her phone, you name it. She claims that we beat her...which I admit I have lost my cool and slapped her for using the F word with me, but I have never beat the child. I have tried counseling for her anger...nothing. She is finally not smoking pot (random drug testing). She has been in trouble with the law over the pot when my husband discovered she had it in our house and he called the police. We hadto go to court with her. She has also had several traffic tickets (we have taken away her car for the time being) and her grades have gone from a 3.7 to a 1.3. She actually hopes to get into college with those grades! She will be graduating in June and is hoping to get into theArmy National Guard if her waiver is approved (because if the court issues). She constantly tells us how much she hates us and doesn't want us in her life. It breaks my heart. Other than my 2 stepdaughters, she is my only child. I still love her as my daughter, but as a person she is not very likable. I don't know what to do. Do I let her walk out of my life when she turns 18 in September and just pray she comes back to me someday?