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Chewed Bubblegum thanked David Johnson's answer

I am sure not everyone will like my idea. And please, if you have a negative comment about it, leave it with you. I am just here to help and to share. And I do not make anybody do what I suggest. The decision is yours. I frequently use the help from the writers at … Read more

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Yin and Yang's answer

I will give you some advice...... They are young. Their lives are gonna dramatically change. As they grow up their lives will definitely change. If your brother chose's to be a FAMILY with her and his child then support him no matter what! They are gonna hit a lot of rough times and they don't … Read more

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Rooster Cogburn's answer

As long as her parents are all right with it and your brother is ready for the major responsibility of having a child, all you can do is love them all and give them all the support you can. Marriage would be nice so every thing is legal and I hope your brother has a … Read more

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Sharron Prestcott's answer

I'm thinking you're in your teens and my first question is why in the heck are her parents going off on vacation and leaving her alone?  Next I think they're out of their minds if they think she's going to sit home and knit while they're away. 

Teens need more supervision than a 4 year … Read more

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Rooster Cogburn's answer

Usually I go to a couple of Memorial services and plant little flags on the graves of my fallen comrades but I'm just going to stay around the house today and get a few chores done. I'm just not in the mood to go out much. Think I'll do some relaxing today !

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Danae Hitch's answer

You could say, "Well, Sarah, you know what's going to happen when your parents find out that you're sneaking out to see him....." and then let it go. Not your monkeys, not your circus. She can't grow up and mature if you're there to catch all of her "mistakes".  Sometimes people just have to be … Read more

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Tom Jackson's answer

You can remind her of the possible consequences of her actions---including the potential trust issue---but anything coercive in nature would in fact be overstepping your boundaries (this is not an "emergency") and crossing hers.

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Barb Cala's answer

All you can do is tell your friend you think she's making a mistake acting like that.  But you're not her parents.  They need to handle this.  You'll just become the "bad guy" if you get too involved in her problems. 

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Chewed Bubblegum thanked Walt O'Reagun's answer

Yes, you are  - UNLESS she is engaging in dangerous/unhealthy activity such as drinking or doing drugs, it is not your place to enforce her parents' punishment.

(IMO, if the parents' expect her to abide the punishment while they are gone, they are incredibly naive.)