To say that parenting is hard would be a massive understatement. Raising a healthy and loving child means you have to navigate emotionally stressful situations at the drop of a hat, and constantly find the line between tough love and grace towards your kid.
One of the hardest decisions for a parent to make is how far to take teachable moments - whether punishment is the way to go, or a strict talking to is enough.
AITA for making my daughter sleep in a tent
Their father passed away when she was pregnant with Jessica, and she's gone through very hard times financially in the past.
I (34F) am a single mother to two girls, 'Jasmine' (16F) and 'Jessica' (14F). Their dad died when I was pregnant with Jess, and I had to work hard. We hit rock bottom, and I was barely making paycheque to paycheque but I managed to get a degree, become successful and we live well. Point is, I know how f**king hard it is to be at the bottom of society, and my daughters know this, which is why I was livid at my daughter's actions.