Would You Throw Your Kid Out of the House, If You Found Out....

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@eihdra (3116)
Philippines
May 29, 2008 5:27am CST
That He/She Is Hooked On Drugs and Steals To Be Able to Support the Habits/Vices? I have known some parents who did this to their kids..But not after so many times of pleading for their kids to change their ways,after many times that the parents have helped them in staying away from it,after they have done every possible ways to make them stop. Even sent them to rehabilitation centers but only to come back home and do it again..Is there any other ways to help them? Or the last resort is finally throw them out of the house and let them fend for themselves?
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6 responses
• China
30 May 08
I would be very angry,but I won't throw him or her out of the house.Afterall,he's my child.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
thanks and welcome to Mylot!
• Canada
29 May 08
No do not even think about it rather you find out the way how it could be solved .in this regard you better consult your well wishers...hope for the best and live the life
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
thanks
• India
29 May 08
First try to kick some sense into his head, and if that doesn't work, i'll kick him/ her out of the house. I love letting people live their life, and I do not care if they do all sorts of things, but when it comes to my children, i'll take high responsibility of them and make sure that they are on the right path. Although I do not see a reason why I should be worried. I would always make sure that I give them enough freedom, but tell them frankly that if they misuse that freedom, I'll take stringent steps to make sure they can't even make a phone call.. bourne
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
I sure hope it wont happen..thanks..
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
29 May 08
I think if you have tried everything else the last resort may be to let them go. Sometimes the toughest love is what is necessary. As long as they have their parents there to support them financially they can continue doing what they are doing. Without that support they may begin to realize that they need to change. Plus someone who is addicted and refuses to change sucks the life out of the entire family.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
you maybe right in there. But what would become of your son/daughter outside and in the real world? Will be worried if he has already eaten and where he goes to sleep?thanks
@dhangski (3197)
• Philippines
29 May 08
An addict will remain as addict unless they find themselves admitting it. If this happens to my son, I would not throw him out of the house. I would be patient to advise him and know why he keeps doing it. I think forcing him to a rehabilitation would be bad and will make it worst. I've known some who undergone forced rehabilitation only to find out that they've come back from their habits. But if he told me that he voluntarily would like to be rehabilitated that's the time that I will make a move and look for a better rehabilitation program. The best way to deal with this kind of situation is to give moral support, because you cannot help them if you will not be patient enough.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
1 Jun 08
thanks dhang. You're one good momma..
@Ravenladyj (22994)
• United States
29 May 08
An addict can ONLY be helped when they are READY to be helped and an addict will ONLY be successful in quitting when they are READY to quit. IF a child ISNT ready then yes IMO its best to kick them out, change the locks on the door and wait for that day to hopefully come that they'll be ready. BUT if it gets to that point the parent/caregiver IMO NEEDS to let their kid know that if/when they are ready to get clean THEN the parents will be there to help them.. I really hope this is something that I'll never have to deal with when it comes to my kids in fact I'm 98% positive I never will have to...because I am an addict so I have that in my corner.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I hope you dont mind me asking. But do you mean you're still an addict or that you were an addict? That's why you would never ever want your kids to experience it? Please correct me if I am wrong..thanks..