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What age can a Teenager leave home?

What age can a Teenager leave home? Topic: Children refusing to do homework
July 21, 2019 / By Idelle
Question: I have a 16 year old whom is not happy and wants to leave home because she wants to be grown. She is being disobeident sometimes and sometimes has attitude. I've been doing the best I know how to keep the peace in my home and with her. She does not want to get up in the morning for school, she does not want to study for her test and she does not want to do her homework. I get her whatever I can from time to time but she is still not happy and she keeps asking for more things which at that point I do not get them because of her disrespectful behavior. When I mention to her about an attitude, she threaten me and said she is going to leave if I keep telling her about her attitude. I am a Christian and I am trying to please GOD with the work that I do. I am the child's Legal Guardian and I do love her and care for her but it is very stressful and I am very concerned about this. I do not know where she wants to go or what she expects from me. I am a single parent and from I do really feel like giving up but I am strong and I refuse to give up or give in. She does not like to hear No but I still say No when I have to and explain why I am saying No. I am tired and I am waiting on my answer from GOD to tel me what to do. In the meantime, do you have any suggestions as to what type of discipline and/or consequence this child needs?
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Edytha Edytha | 7 days ago
I think one of the problems is that kids have no idea of just how much it costs to run a household because they see ads on TV where someone goes into a shop, pulls out a credit card and buys whatever it is that's being advertised. It's as if the credit card is a limitless money tree. The way I overcame the problem was to make a list of household expenses which covered mainly food, rent, utilities, car and so on where the total of all the bills came to about $25,000 over 12 months. I then said okay, so you want to leave home. Where are you going to get this kind of money to pay for yourself? Of course there was no answer, just deathly silence and no further problems. I might be wrong here but I think the answer is not necessarily discipline and consequences but more a need to educate her as to what things really cost and how hard it is to pay for all those things and meet her demands as well. Now for the bottom line. Unless she gets up and goes to school, does her homework and gets really good results in her exams she will end up being poor for her whole life. Try explaining to her that she only gets one chance in life to get a good education, "so don't ruin the rest of your life just because you don't feel like going to school now". The age where a child can leave home is usually 18. That's when they are legally an adult. I hope that works for you if you care to try it.
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Edytha Originally Answered: Bonnie wants to run away from home with her boyfriend John. Should she leave this letter to her Dad?
P.s. You were my first dad so you'll always have a place in my heart. The baby might be yours actually but I'll see you on Jerry Springer for the DNA test. Toodles! Xxx

Charmian Charmian
Bah. It's that age when kids think they know it all. You were young, I was 16 just 6 years ago as well. We know how it is. God has no answers here. Also I am not religious so can't say that you should wait. I'd say that your child can leave whenever he can stand on his own two feet. For example, I am 22 and still live with my parrents. Why? Because studying for a masters degree in the university costs a ton and this is a lot cheaper and they don't mind me being here. When your kid is an adult you will have less problems, trust me on that.
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Arista Arista
go away abode to stay independently.? Scottish regulation facilitates teens to go away abode legally at 16 years of age. In England and Wales 16 365 days olds can go away abode in uncomplicated terms with parental consent.
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Zebinah Zebinah
18. first,quit waiting on god to fix this for you,as that isn't going to happen.you need to quit getting her things,as it's never going to be enough.you can give her a taste of what it means to be grown.make her clean her own room,do her own laundry,cook her own meals,pay for her own clothes,get where she needs to get on her own. a good number of kids her age think their parents are idiots and their only job is to make their lives miserable.until she starts going to school and doing what she's supposed to, you get her nothing and you do nothing for her.if she threatens you or refuses to go to school you can call child services and tell them she is incorrigible and abusive and they will come get her.
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Zebinah Originally Answered: My partner & I want to leave the UK&have contemplated Bosnia or Croatia as a potential home.Anyone done this?
Yes and no. I have considered it several times, but realistically taken the decision not to do it yet. My husband is Bosnian and we visit there 1 or 2 times each year and love the country. We built a house there on the mountains which is beautiful year round, and in an ideal world would love to live there - great food, good people, beautiful nature, good air and of course the weather is ten times better than the UK or Netherlands :0) However, having been there for the last 7 years or so, I can also appreciate the hurdles that would be in place, even having a Bosnian husband (so language hurdles and so on would be easier) The fact is that you face hurdles with both countries in the form of language (and indeed culture) and also visa regulations. Concerning the viability of visa's, then it might be wise to contact the consolate/embassy to find out the exact requirements for a work permit/visa. I have never really done much homework on this side of things as I would qualify under a different route (spouse of a national and my husband would have to sponsor me) The language issue is going to be a bigger hurdle. Whilst in the typical tourist resorts in Croatia and a couple of major cities in both, you can find English speakers; actually finding work as an English speaker is a different prospect. At least speaking for Bosnia, finding decent paid work is really not easy. Indeed my sister-in-law is a graduate and my brother-in-law in the process of being one (along side working) in accountancy. In order to get a decent paid job, they had to move to Sarajevo to get this (without facing a long commute). Sarajevo is very beautiful, but actually remarkably more expensive that you would imagine. An apartment (not in an especially nice area) with two bedrooms and a small living room was €105,000 and house prices are still going up now. Sarajevo is lovely to visit, but I would not want to live there. You may as well live anywhere in any major city, thus defeating the point of moving in my case. It is very population dense and exceptionally humid in the summer months. Having lovely weather is nice, but 90+% humidy is a different matter! Concerning adoption, my husband actually did a little research on behalf of some of his collegaues who asked him to do so. Whilst 15 years ago there were many orphans seeking homes, with relative stability returning to the area, then so has the number of children seeking adoption. So at least as far as foreign adoption goes, it was not really an option. However, again, this is probably something which the consolate could give you more info about (e.g. how long you need to be resident for, if you need to be a Bosnian citizen etc etc So, the first stop I would make is to contact the consulate/embassiies of Croatia and Bosnia in the UK. Explain what you are looking at, and ask them for as much info, or links to info as you can possibly get, and then read and research. Then also take an extended holiday to get a feel (and the chance to ask locals questions) of the country and see if this is really somewhere you could call home Also look online for expat groups/societies in both countries as "been there, done that" is indeed a very valueable source of info. I have lived in three different countries and used this method a lot in advance (and during). If they have a forum of active members then it is especially useful Best of luck, and I hope you achieve the dream :0)

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