Q: Can my mom prohibit me to see my boyfriend? I'm 16 and he is 17 and we are going to have a baby.
My mom said that she won't allow me to see my boyfriend. And I'm specting on April. She sign that she will be responsible for the payments on the hospital. But now she is saying that she won't pay anything. She have me lock down in my house. She don't allow me to go anywhere but school. And she is always asking me to pay for rent and food.
A: Yes, she can. She likely should have put you on lock down before you got pregnant. But she doesn't get the best of both world's. If she's going to now try and treat you like the child you are - she has to pay for it. Children don't pay for rent and food or hospital bills. And the opposite is true, women old enough to have babies and do what they want, do have to pay for rent, food and hospital bills. So you and your mother need to decide what you are and act accordingly. Are you a child who is expected to do what her mother says and doesn't have to pay for rent, food and hospitals bills or are you a woman who does? Pick one and stick to it. You don't get to pick and choose from both.
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