Help!My 17 yr old bipolar daughter is tearing our family apart!
by Denise Tienda
her here after we told her not to do anything w/ her hair till summer and did it anyways!
My daughter is 17 and has bipolar and has since 7th grade. My husband is in the Navy and we have moved a lot over the years. We moved 1 1/2 yrs ago to TX.Since we moved here things have gone bad to almost unbearable now.My daughter thinks she can have any rulesa she wants.TX law states that she is considered as an adult.I feel like there isn't ANYTHING we can do to lay down our simple rules at home to keep her living here (after her recent runaway of 1 1/2 weeks).She lies,steals(I'm sorry "takes things w/out asking"at home),has sold her adderal (previously for money for weed),blames everybody else for everything,can never take meds w/out me reminding her,is unsanitary w/ her living conditions (if I let it in her room).I feel like letting her leave for good,but I will fail as a parent because we are only setting her up for failure like no graduate,pregnancy,no home,food,etc.She only has next year then she graduates,but she turns 18 in September. We want her here but I also have a 16 year old that won't even speak to her now because all she does is eat, sleep(once in a while if she doesn't sneek out), and use the restroom when she is here.I'm afraid she might be pregnant(50% chance right now).Not sure what to do for her anymore. Wanna help but she has done so much damage like no trust that we lock up meds,some food,I have most of her room packed(cause she lived in a pigstye bedroom),we lock our room and all windows with screws,all the outside doors(on house and garage),keep my purse empty and my c/c on me,don't care too much to be around her.She thinks she can come and go as she wants as long as she tells me cause she knows Dad stand for it.HEEEELLLLLLPPPP!!!!What can we do?
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