Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts @Littlelost, @Conker and @Birdwings - this is such an interesting discussion.
I really like your approach of allowing your daughter to have both the benefits and the responsibilities of being independent, like washing, etc @Littlelost - it sounds like there could be some really valuable lessons in that experience for her, and I agree it's important to model self-care and healthy boundaries to our young people.
I'm so glad your daughter is now texting to let you know where she is.
Is that helping - at least in terms of worrying about her safety?
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