Daughter left and now is back - FamilyEducation
Daughter left and now is back
07/14/2007 at 05:34 AM

My daughter snuck out of my brother's house (her uncle) and met a guy she knew from the internet.

She has never done anything like this before...

She stayed out all night and everything. Nothing happened. She is 14.

What do I do? How do I correct this? How do I go about handling it? I spent all night being int he most scared condition I have ever felt in my life. Now, I want her to be locked into her room...Home schooled...no computer...no phone...nothing

But, I know I cant do that either


Hey trebbag,


Welcome to the boards.  I am very sorry you had to go through this terrifying situation.  I have a couple of friends who have either gone through this or are presently going through it.  You can't go over the deep end but she needs to know that there are serious consquences for what she did.  I would take away the computer for a long time and once the full grounding was over I would limit the time on the computer and I would make sure that the computer is in a public area of the home and not in her room or a basement or something like that. 


I would also ground her for a period of time.  I would talk to her about trust and about making bad decisions.  I would make sure she knew how incredibly dangerous what she did was and how lucky she is that she came home at all.


Please, keep us posted.