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my 15 years old daughter is bad she dont listen to me she

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my 15 years old daughter is bad she don't listen to me she go uot whith this guy and had 3 time sex in 1 month what should i do? is there a place to keep her so thay can teach her?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.
Hello and thank you for choosing JustAnswer! I'm sorry you are having these troubles.

If your daughter is not listening to you then you could try taking her to a therapist. The following link will provide you with contact information for therapists in Texas:

http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=TX&spec=5

You may also consider sending her to a boarding school to get her away from the boyfriend you do not like. The following link contains a list of boarding schools in Texas:

http://www.boardingschoolreview.com/state/statename/Texas/stateid/TX

You have the right to ground the child and order the child not to leave the house. If the child leaves anyway (and maybe even before) then you should contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Runaway Hotline which can be accessed at the following link:

http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Runaway_Hotline/default.asp

If the child runs away you can also call law enforcement and have the child returned to you (until the child turns 17 or is otherwise emancipated).

Of course, these can be delicate situations and you want to damage your relationship with the child as little as possible while still providing some structure. I'm sure you have tried speaking with the child but speak with her more about the options I have discussed with you and notify her that you have no other choice but to seek outside help unless she begins to listen to you. The therapist route is a good start but you may want to go ahead and call the runaway hotline to get some useful tips from them.

I hope this has helped and I wish you all the best. Please let me know if you need me to further clarify my answer and I will do my best to so clarify.

Thank you and good luck!



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
but i don't have that much of money to get therapist or sent her to boarding school, is there a place to get help with out paid?
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your follow-up. It's going to be difficult to get help for free but not impossible. If you invest a little money into the problem it will go a long way.

You will find free parenting resources and articles at the following link:

http://www.parenting.org/

It may be cheaper if you focus on parenting skills and strategies (because your daughter is obviously not responding to what has been tried so far).

The following link provides you with access to useful parenting resources and programs:

http://www.gearingup.com/for_parents.html

The following link contains parenting classes that are priced variously but some of the classes are free (I suggest you look at the classes and find a couple that might help you provide acceptable structure to your daughter):

http://www.theparentingcenter.org/FLECalendar#online

The cheapest way to deal with this problem would be to develop your parenting skills and adapt your parenting strategy to meet your daughter's specific needs and then call law enforcement (as a last resort) if she runs away.

I hope this has helped and I wish you all the best. Please let me know if you need me to further clarify my answer and I will do my best to so clarify.

Thank you,



Robert

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