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Old 07-30-2010, 05:44 PM
Location: Canada
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I thought this was either going to be a thread about the duggars or that you were asking opinions of mothers with 18 or more kids.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:06 PM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think if your daughter is almost 18 and she is still asking your permission to do anything.....you did something right and should trust her judgment.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:50 PM
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If you trust her I would absolutely give it a go. The first one of these is the hardest. (For Mom. LOL) Send her off with your blessings and hopes that she has a good time. (Within reason. )
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:08 PM
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I wouldn't -- I'd let her ride down with the adult when he goes if you know and like him.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:09 PM
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It would depend. If the group going is paired off as couples I would be leery. If it was a group going as "friends", I would feel more comfortable. I let my kids go away at the same age, but the kids weren't really couples, just good friends.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Do what we did. We hosted a meeting at our home for girls and their parents to lay down ground rules, what was expected, what would not be tolerated and made sure everybody was on the same page. how finances would be divided, what to do in emergency and everybody was OK since we all knew what was going on. It all went off without a hitch-as far as we know.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Location: California
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Jr year of highschool my daughter went on a overnight camping trip after the Prom (she went with a Sr boy). It's sort of a school tradition. They were 3 hours away and there were no adults, just a group of the kids themselevs who were all 17-18. I knew most of the kids and she wasn't exactly "coupled up" but anyone who was didn't need a camping trip to get together (it's not exactly a spectator sport anyway) so I wasn't worried about it.

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Old 07-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Location: Unknown. Where am I? Am I lost?
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I would.
If she is going to be 18 why not?
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:50 PM
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I'm actually more comfortable with it because the boyfriend is going along. I would be less comfortable if it was a group of girls going alone who might then attract boys they don't know (think Van Der Sloot).
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:00 PM
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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She'll be 18 in a month anyway, let her go, You did a good job just by the fact that she asked.....At 18 she's gone anyway, to college or get's a job and moves out...
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