Parenting K-6 Kids/What should a mother do?

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What should a mother do? Her 15 year old daughter tells her that she will get several permanent tattoos on her body with or with out her mother permission, on her 16 birthday. When she is 16 she can legally get them with out her mother permission in this legal jurisdiction. That is what law enforcement tell the mother. She wants her mother to come with her when she gets them.

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There appears to be a breakdown in communication between mother and daughter. Why would she go against the her mothers wishes? It is difficult to respond to such a question when I do not know the history of the mother and daughter's relationship. It appears that mom has lost control. I certainly as a mother would not go with her to get a tattoos and if she got it without my permission there would be consequences. You have given me so little information, but I hope this is helpful

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Dr. Mabel J. Swaby

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I can answer questions about Pre-K 5th grade. How to listen and talk to your child.Discipline that makes sense and much, how to understand your childs behavior and more. I am able to answer questions about teens,as well I have worked sucessfully with teens in foster care and a teen center, I have a great understanding of teens behavior.

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I am retired teacher.(2005)and administrator. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) with the Juvenile Court for the past 6 years. Working with children and teens in foster care. I am a S.T.E.P.( Systematic Training For Effective Parenting) Parent Educator, and I am preparing to conduct workshops in my community.

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Masters in Early Childhood Education/Certification in instructional Leadership Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) (Volunteer) S.T.E.P Parent Educator/Leader-(Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) Parent-Aide Oasis Counseling Center

Awards and Honors
Teacher of the Year Judical Commendation Award from the Juvenile Court

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