what if your kid moves out and doesnt...
Wrong

Arkadelphia, AR

#21 Mar 21, 2012
wtf wrote:
a bunch of loser parents that couldn't raise their children correctly. Congrats!
Obviously, by your screen name you are the loser that has no vocabulary. I raised my child with moderate rules, love and church. You can only teach them the right things, but in the end, they have their own brain and will make there own choices. All teenagers hate rules, some will move out because they hate them. My daughter did at 17, but figured out she was wrong and that we love her and wanted what is best and she moved back home. The law and juvy will not do a thing and you are resposible for them. I called both, didn't matter, it's the law.
hmmm

United States

#22 Mar 21, 2012
I do not have kids, nor will I ever, but I still do not see how laws will not force a 17 year old to go home or be put with a guardian in csses where going home is not the best place for a child yet they still require the parent to take respinsibilty for said kid. If he is allowed to just leave home then he should be respinsible for himself. :/
hmmm

United States

#23 Mar 21, 2012
Cases ^
hmmm

United States

#24 Mar 21, 2012
Responsible too. lol
Cold meds have the best of me.
mom

Columbia, MO

#25 Mar 31, 2012
cakelady wrote:
<quoted text>We know exactly how bad you feel. We had hoped that, as bad as it sounds, having her involved with juvie would help, but we don't even have that card to hold onto anymore. She failed her freshman year, now her sophmore year. She has a very limited future ahead. We were ready to do whatever to send her to whatever college. But when there is no discipline and the mother doesn't give a s***t as long as it gets her more assisstance and it doesn't interfere with her habit----now she can even draw off of your kid! My husband and I have cried rivers. Right now they are thinking from between their legs and they have an adult telling them it is their choice. FB me.
I am sorry but I am not the mom you tjink I am. About the same situation though. I will pray for you guys as well. Its a sad sad thing school is soooooo important but if they miss to much school before age 17 the parent gets in trouble. But once they hit 17 Nobody will help the parent to help the child.It's BS now my son is missing 2 days a week of school. ITS CRAP!!!! I am so MAD-SAD DISSAPOINTED....etc.....It is the children who suffer in the long run.
Lynda

Regina, Canada

#26 Apr 18, 2013
As a mother of a 16 year old who has
Decided to leave home and make it on her own, it's very sad to see. Where I live the child
Can legally leave at 16 and we
Have no parental rights if they should choose to go. We get no assistance with the police or social services. We cannot force her to stay home. I love my girl but she is so violent and abusive. For the safety of her younger siblings I cannot allow that behavior back in my home. Is she gonna fail? Yes. Is she gonna get hurt? Yes . I will Be here when she genuinely is ready to make better for herself. I've been In her shoes. I've been rebellious. I never wanted help. I had to hit my rock bottom but it kills me to know the pain she may have to endure before she is mature enough to realize her mistakes. It's sad that the government makes such laws as to allow our children to make such big decisions as leaving at 16 or 17. They are barely capable of making daily decisions such as going to school independently. Legislature is setting our kids up for failure while holding us accountable even when we don't know what's going on or where they are! It's not us as parents being bad or negligent. I love my daughter. But have no power to make her stay home where she belongs. I have no rights as a parent to do my job. And when my kid screws up who gets blamed? Me. People will say where are the parents? Well u can't do anything if they are able to separate themselves from us at such a tender age when they may think they know it all but hey. We all really know they dont.
no way

Ozark, MO

#27 Apr 18, 2013
mom wrote:
Parent I need help we have to change the laws!!!! At 17 your kid can move out and thers nothing you can do about it. AND if they dont go to school you cant do anything about that either. you can only watch as they ruin their life. call you stat rep. e-mail your state rep. do all you can do!!!! please help!
Emailed my state rep just like you asked.... but he said his hands were tied... their is no law that could have stopped you from having kids, that you couldn't raise correctly...but with Obamacare mandating female contraceptives in all heath insurance plans, that may help future momwannabes...
KJP

Ozark, MO

#28 Apr 19, 2013
no way wrote:
<quoted text>Emailed my state rep just like you asked.... but he said his hands were tied... their is no law that could have stopped you from having kids, that you couldn't raise correctly...but with Obamacare mandating female contraceptives in all heath insurance plans, that may help future momwannabes...
Bet your kids are perfect little Angels like you. When they grow up they can comment on topix like you calling a mother a momwannabes.
no way

Ozark, MO

#29 Apr 19, 2013
KJP wrote:
<quoted text>Bet your kids are perfect little Angels like you. When they grow up they can comment on topix like you calling a mother a momwannabes.
Angels no but devils not either, but to think that a law passed by some politition will make this mother's kid straighten out, shows why females like her, have no business making children. Govt cannot and should not try to raise children, parents do... and their is a "s" after parent.
KJP

Ozark, MO

#30 Apr 19, 2013
no way wrote:
<quoted text>Angels no but devils not either, but to think that a law passed by some politition will make this mother's kid straighten out, shows why females like her, have no business making children. Govt cannot and should not try to raise children, parents do... and their is a "s" after parent.
It takes everyone to raise all children and you should be thankful we live in a Country that has a Goverment that takes care of it's children. Is it a perfect system? No but it's a system thats part of what makes America the greatest Nation on Earth. Laws are ment to guide and restrict and this means the laws passed for the betterment of the people are good things. We the people have the right to bitch an complain but we all drive past 100 hungry kids everyday,100 families in trouble,100 wife beaters,100 moms with kids who get no help from the dads but none of us stop and help anyone or even think of this shit and this is why the Goverments hand is a good thing. Giving away Murder control pills isn't the answer. The answer to the moms with kids who burden this welfare system is try everyone help everyone, neighbors help neighbors with nothing asked in re-turn.
home school

Austin, TX

#31 Apr 29, 2013
The school and violent media was the problem to begin with.

Look at how it used to be when our society was more biblical founded - the young people got married ASAP. Today? the schools have the parents convinced the young people need to stay single as long as possible. This is done to lower the number of babies to replace the citizenry with incoming immigrants; Latins & Muslims.
Hey

United States

#32 Mar 3, 2014
One thing you all have to know rather your kids young adults or adults you all gotta learn and make choices on your own it's the parents job to be there to help but not help if that makes since you can't learn anything from words you gotta do it and make your own choices
grave digger

Ozark, MO

#33 Mar 3, 2014
most the richest people in this world are drop outs,,,cuz school cant teach you about the important things in life,,,cuz look at America today,,,who runs it?,,,the well educated,,,who screwed it up?,,,the well educated,,,if your kid drops out of school they will grow up one day cuz everybody changes their thought pattern every 5yrs,,,gots to let them learn their lessons in life,,,they will love you more for it,,,or you could blame it on the real problems in this world today,,,the root to all family problems,,,drugs,,,the devils candy,,,
Brian

Phoenix, AZ

#34 Jun 20, 2014
"a bunch of loser parents that couldn't raise their children correctly. Congrats"-

Aren't we judgmental?
tim

Fairview Heights, IL

#35 Jun 20, 2014
Clearly they are rebelling cause they was not raised right. Kids that are brought up in a proper environment and disciplined from the time they are young do not do this kind of stuff. INB4 all the loser parents with stories of how you raised your kids right and they still rebelled jumps in *save it* you are also failures at parenting. But take heart the world needs fast food workers and stock for the prisons.
tim

Fairview Heights, IL

#36 Jun 20, 2014
grave digger wrote:
most the richest people in this world are drop outs,,,cuz school cant teach you about the important things in life,,,cuz look at America today,,,who runs it?,,,the well educated,,,who screwed it up?,,,the well educated,,,if your kid drops out of school they will grow up one day cuz everybody changes their thought pattern every 5yrs,,,gots to let them learn their lessons in life,,,they will love you more for it,,,or you could blame it on the real problems in this world today,,,the root to all family problems,,,drugs,,,the devils candy,,,
Name 5 high school drop outs that have amounted to jack shlt in the last 40 years. Gravy stop talking crap!
grave digger

Sparta, MO

#37 Jun 20, 2014
tim wrote:
<quoted text>
Name 5 high school drop outs that have amounted to jack shlt in the last 40 years. Gravy stop talking crap!
ok,,,just to name a few you dumbocrat

al pacino
bill cosby
cameron diaz
catherine zeta jones
jim carry
mark walburg
drew barrymore
john travolta
jonny depp
hillary swank

and to name a few musicians

jessica simpson
kurt cobain
katy perry
ringo star
gretchin wilson....mmmmm baby

and one of my favorites

princess diana...what a sad loss

and the list could go on an on an on for days you lefty dumbocrat
Another Mother

Ozark, MO

#38 Jun 21, 2014
My daughter moved out at 15 because she was head-strong and didn't want any rules. At first, she simply moved next door with friends so I was concerned but least I knew where she was, and I figured she'd eventually come home. Wrong. She disappeared, and I didn't see her for over 2 years. Because she had been living on her own and had turned 16 by that time, the police made no effort to look for her. At that point I discovered that parents are legally responsible for their minor children's actions, but have no rights concerning their children if they choose to leave home. I love my daughter and have a good relationship with her now, but I went through years of torment to get to this point. She disappeared repeatedly over the course of 20 years trying to 'find herself'.
"Mother, they name is sorrow." We learn this the hard way.
tim

Lenexa, KS

#40 Jun 21, 2014
Still a lot of low life parents on this thread making excuses and consoling each other like the turds they are. Loser parents=loser children.
Another Mother

Ozark, MO

#41 Jun 22, 2014
Maybe, but that's not the case for me. I have always loved and respected my daughter. She was always the sweetest child and we had the best relationship I ever could have dreamed of until she met a very rude and uncontrollable group of teens who were passing through town and into very bad things. She took off with them and left the state. She simply disappeared one day and I didn't know where she was or what happened to her or if she was even alive. After several years she simply reappeared on my doorstep and I rejoiced thinking my baby was home for good. We had several wonderful days, then her friends showed up and she left the state or country for several more years and I didn't hear from her again. This happened repeatedly for nearly 20 years. Fortunately, during the last 10 years.we have gone back to being best friends. She's a wife and mother now and has a career that makes her happy. It's a bad feeling not knowing if your child is dead or alive.

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