Should a 15 year old girl visit her mom who will be in jail for 7 months
Would allowing my 15-year-old daughter to visit her mom who will be in jail for 7 months for check fraud be a bad idea even if they have a good relationship since then she will see the inside of a jail and prisoners? Not to mention her mom in a jumpsuit. My daughter would like to go and seems enthusiastic and my wife says bring her if she wants but I’m not sure
Actually my daughter does not seem scared but instead seems excited and enthusiastic to visit. This is strange to me. Do you find this normal? My daughter seems to find the idea of her mom having to wearing a uniform, sharing a room funny. I wonder why she would think it is funny. My wife says bring her if she would like to and my daughter says she would like to but I don't know if it is a good idea. She hasn't gone yet so we can still discuss it together.
It’s not unusual for a 15 year old to think this is all funny and exciting. She doesn’t realize the gravity of the situation.
You are going to have to explain the seriousness of all this; seven months is a long time in a teen’s life.
If the mother is humble and mature about the visit, then it’s OK, but is she is flippant and mocks the reason she’s there, then think it over.
Perhaps a counselor or pastor can help out with a decision.