Say your 12-16 year old daughter was whoreing around instead on focusing in school. You hear about it too much, and you finally get proof. Would shaving her hair completely be a reasonable punishment? Lol, I would do it.
- YESSSVote A
- No too cruelVote B
- I'd give her condomsVote C
Most Helpful Guy
No, absolutely not. At that age and doing those kind of things, she may already be too rebellious to listen to her parent's lectures. Punishment might just drive her further away, especially that type of punishment (which might even be illegal).
I think it's time to become her friend instead of just a parent. She'll rebel against the parent. But she might listen to a friend. Most child/parent relationships eventually become more of a friend relationship. Sometimes that relationship needs to be sped up instead of waiting for it to happen naturally.1
Most Helpful Girl
I would first ask why she feels the need to behaviour in such away. Her behaviour needs to be fixed not a new hair style of my choice, it would probably push her away even further and probably do the opposite of what I want. I would talk to her, but most importantly I would listen. I would tell her I love her and that her life is worth so much more. I would try and find the right kind of help that will rebuild her self esteem and her self worth. That's what I would do.1