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How do you tell your 18 year old daughter that her mother does not think she should go on her first spring break vacation without parental supervision!  Or, am I just being an over protective mother?  She already asked for her curfew to be lifted!  Help!!

My daughter is the brunette.



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      Daphne wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • Who will pay for the trip?  How will she get there?  How many people are going together?

      I, too, have an 18 year old who seems to think she’s prepared for anything the world can throw her way.  How do we, the parents, help these young people understand that the world isn’t made up of people who care about them the way their family does?  Perhaps i am jaded, but i tend to believe that these young people will encounter more people who are interested in taking advantage of them than those who are interested in helping them.  

      As her mother, YOU know what she is capable of handling.  Personally, i would do what i could to discourage MY daughter from a spring break vacation but i’m not optimistic that anything i’d say would matter to her these days.  

      How would you feel if you were to impress upon her that you will need to know what she is doing at all times while she is gone.  NOT to judge her or parent her, but to provide you with the peace of mind that you know what’s going on.  If she resists, introduce her to the story of Natalee Holloway.  Do you think she would be receptive to that compromise?

      Keep me posted...now that you mention it, i can very easily see this scenario coming true in my life in the very near future.



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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • You’ve got to turn her loose sometime.  It’s really hard to do sometimes.  What all does the spring break vacation involve?



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      Funjewelri-com wrote Feb 2, 2009
    • Thank you for you input..My daughter knows about the Natalie H. story; however, these kids think that it will never happen to them.  I have also told her never to think that nothing will happen to you...then I bring in the story about her brother who was born 15 weeks early.  I told her I never thought I would deliver a preemie and have all the problems that came with having preemie.

      From what I see most of these kids have a limited amount of parenting.  I do not know if it is because these parents are all too busy working or what it is now-a-days.  She’s my oldest I have two boys that are entering teenage years. YIKES!!

      So far....it does not look like they are going anywhere for spring break.



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      Funjewelri-com wrote Feb 2, 2009
    • Hi Tuliplady,

      I know that I can’t keep her forever...but now-a-days when these kids turn 18 they tell you nothing.  So I have no idea what their spring break will involve, if they go.



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