What to Do When Your Daughter’s Problems Have Outgrown the Home
By: Jerry Woodward
What to do when your child refuses to go to school? What do you do when your kid is violent and terrorizing the family? What about the adolescent who refuses to get a job and steals your money? What would you do if your daughter’s risky behavior contributed to her becoming pregnant? When do you say “enough is enough” to your adolescent’s drug and alcohol abuse? If you kick her out, then at least you know you are not enabling her.
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Forcing Your Teenager into Homelessness Can Have Irreversible Consequences
These are tough decisions, and there are good reasons why parents would feel like kicking their kids out. But, there is a lot of evidence that shows most young people who are in danger of being put out are in these situations for a reason. If parents think it will help the situation, it won’t! The guaranteed result is that the situation will get worse. By closing the door and locking it on them, without an income and a place to go, they are being set up for failure. What’s worse, is that you are literally telling them that you don’t care what happens to them, they are not worthy of being part of the family, and that you are not smart enough to handle their problems.
I am not a big supporter of booting young people from the home. While there are very few behaviors that may warrant kicking your daughter out, this is not something that should ever be done without huge consideration for the consequences. When we bring children into this world, it’s for better or for worse and those under the age of 18 deserve a chance to make their mistakes in a safe environment, where the consequences don’t have to create impossible challenges for their future.
Seek Professional Help!
In this country, we have options for every family, whether they’re rich or poor, a place to get professional help for their teens. Kids who need to be removed from their current situation can receive intervention and be placed in an environment that will help them overcome challenges and get them back on the right track.