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  •  Don't lose heart (0+ / 0-)

    I was living with my parents at that age too, and was still very confused about what exactly to do with myself. Looking back I think some of that was due to psychological barriers. Once my daughter was past the toddler phase and I got a push towards focusing on getting through college, things changed rapidly. I started at a community college and then transferred in my early 20s. There are also universities with family housing, often connected to graduate student housing, which many young parents aren't aware is an option.

    •  Hi. I just that my parents are basically being (0+ / 0-)

      blackmailed. If they object to her behavior or her not doing anything like going to school or trying to get a job, they fear she'll take the baby and leave, and they won't see the baby again. I keep telling them she has a great deal at their house and no one dying to take her in, feed her, wash her clothes, clean up after her and give her free babysitting. But my parents are too fearful to enforce any kind of rules. Like do your own laundry and help around the house.

      My sister used to live with them, along with her kids, and she once got mad at them for something and left with the kids for a few months, didn't let mom and dad see them. Tore my parents up.

      I just know they're not helping my niece right now by letting her do nothing. It's been three and a half years.

      Confession time: When I'm not ranting about politics, I write romance novels

      by teresahill on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:15:25 PM PDT

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