Lazy almost 18 yr old
How do you get an almost adult girl motivated to do anything? This girl refuses to go to school (she isn't my daughter but a family member) her father treats her like a 7 year old and she acts like one, she is very innocent (which is good) sleeps in till 1-3 daily, refuses to go outside, she rationalizes this by saying, "her mom doesn't want her to go outside." mother lives in another state. She doesn't lift a finger and leaves a huge mess, dad doesn't ask her to do a thing. Dad comes home about 5:30 and daughter asks.. "dad can you take me to get something to eat." Mcdonalds or other fast food. Everything is handed to her, her mom sends her a 200.00 monthly chec to blow on crap she doesn't need and she doesn't do a thing to earn it. She is also very helpless and child like. For instance, I took my dogs over, and her first reaction when the smaller dog passed by her was.. "The dog is gonna eat my orange." Sorry but that is something a child would say not an almost adult. She has no desire to interact with other kids and has this dark obsession with the "Grim Reaper.: I have never seen a situation this severe. It isn't my kid but I worry because she has a good heart and doesn't get into trouble.. but I fear her dad is ruining her and not helping her any. It isn't my place and I say nothing to them just curious if anybody else has this problem. I personally think she needs therapy because something not normal is going on.