lozza asks:

my 10 year old daughter is keep running away from home,stealing lying and smoking dont know what to do .

In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Oct 7, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Lozza,

You are doing the right thing by reaching out for help now before you daughter gets any older and her behaviors escalate. Running away from home, stealing and smoking are all very dangerous and risky behaviors, especially for a 10 year-old child. The sooner you can get your daughter under control the better.

If you have tried individual and family counseling, have called the police when she runs and steals, and she continues to seem to not care about the consequences, it may be time to look at a residential treatment program.

Please reach out again by calling or e-mailing our Hotline. You can talk things over with a trained Parenting Crisis Counselor who can help you decide what type of help would be best for your child and your family. The counselor can find resources for you in your city and state, and also discuss the Boys Town program and provide you with parenting assistance. We are here 24 hours every day to help parents and kids with any problem or concern!

Take care and please reach out again. We hope to hear from you soon!


Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline

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