shrmccrd asks:

Responsible for car damage

My 16 year old daughters friend took her mothers keys and took her car both girls has no license. My daughter was the last driver and wreck the car.side damage. Mother feel i should pay for the damages. Mother has no insurance.should both parents pay for the damages.
In Topics: Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
May 5, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

This is a very difficult time for both families. Helping our children learn from their mistakes can be a very challenging part of parenting.

 It is very important that both girls take responsibility for their actions in this incident. If the girls have part-time jobs then they should offer to help cover part of the damages. If they are not working then they maybe able to work off the damages by doing extra chores around the house.

How we as parents solve our problems will teach our children how resolve conflict with others in the future.

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