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Old 02-19-2016, 06:06 PM
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How do I tell my 14 year old nephew that those 18 year olds that he hangs out with are bad influences and do drugs and alcohol? He is my sisters son, my sister is usually busy with her life at work all day long and not noticing the fact that he is hanging out with these 18 year old adult men who have no idea what they are doing to this 14 year old child who is a minor and are over-dosing him with alcohol and drugs probably I don't know... I'm a 21 year old guy and my nephew is only 7 years younger which is a small age difference for an uncle and a nephew, but my sister is 20 years older at 43. Should I call the cops on these 18/19 year old men who are obviously not in the same age group as my 14 year old nephew and should know for their age that shouldn't be hanging out with 14-15 year olds???
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:26 PM
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OP- what is going on here ?

You have a thread going in the non romantic relationships forum in which you are worried that your 20 year old girlfriend is getting too close to this same nephew. Now you're also worried that your nephew is hanging around with 18 year olds. How do you know what he is doing after school ?

Why isn't your nephew hanging around with kids his own age ? Does he have no interest in sports or other activities with kids in his own grade ?

He is your sister's responsibility. Whatever concerns you have about him you should discuss with your sister. Just because she is working does not mean she can walk away from responsibility to him. Then she sits down with her child and discusses her concerns with him. If she wants to call the police or have restraining orders put on the 18 year old legal adults it is for her to do. You have no legal foot to stand on here.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:11 AM
Location: Concord NC
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What is your sisters' husband's stance on all of this? Shouldn't he be taking point on a teenage son's issues instead of leaving it up to his wife and brother-in-law?
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