Mom Grounds 18-Year-Old Daughter for Drinking and Driving: Too Harsh or Justified? 😲

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Parenting an 18-year-old can be a challenge, especially when they're testing the limits of their newfound freedom. One mom found herself in a tricky situation when her daughter, who's taking a gap year, came home late after a night of heavy drinking and driving. The mom decided to ground her daughter for two weeks, confiscate her car keys, and even take away her PS4. But is this punishment too harsh for an 18-year-old, or is it a necessary wake-up call? Let's dive into the story. 😬

Gap Year Shenanigans 🎉

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A Fine Line 🍷

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Late Night Worries 😟

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Drunk and Stumbling 🥴

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The Real Issue: Drinking and Driving 🚨

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Punishment Time ⏰

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Dad's Opinion 🤔

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Mom's Defense 💪

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Tough Love or Overkill? 🤷

This mom found herself in a difficult situation when her 18-year-old daughter came home late after a night of heavy drinking and driving. She decided to ground her for two weeks, confiscate her car keys, and even take away her PS4. The dad, however, thinks the punishment is too harsh for their adult daughter. Is this mom's tough love approach justified, or has she gone overboard? Let's see what the internet has to say about this parenting dilemma... 💭

NTA. Grounding an 18-year-old for drunk driving is justified. 😲

throwaway1975764 | throwaway1975764

Engaging suggestion: Show her the consequences of drinking and driving 🚨

Katjiethecat | Katjiethecat

NTA: Taking away the car is a justified consequence 🙌

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ESH: Parents responsible, consequences reasonable, daughter needs education on DUI 😲

glimmernglitz | glimmernglitz

Taking the PS4 serves no purpose except to piss her daughter off and make this into a bigger fight, instead of staying focused on the bad thing the daughter did. 😑

lilymoscovitz | lilymoscovitz

ESH, she's lucky she didn't kill anyone while drunk driving. 💔

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ESH. Parenting an adult with a drinking problem: ineffective restrictions?

Terrorizza | Terrorizza

NTA—Mom grounds daughter for drinking and driving. Daughter needs support for alcoholism. 👏

QuidNunc23 | QuidNunc23

NTA: Daughter lucky to avoid REAL consequences for drunk driving 😲

liznlavidaloca | liznlavidaloca

Taking away the keys for drunk driving: justified or not? 🤔

yourlittlebirdie | yourlittlebirdie

ESH: Enabling parents and irresponsible daughter create dangerous situation 😲

Todayismyday98 | Todayismyday98

NTA. Mom's tough love teaches daughter a valuable lesson. 👍

runedued | runedued

NTA. Grounding her is justified to prevent dangerous behavior. 😲

acreativeaccountant | acreativeaccountant

NTA. Grounding is a light consequence for drunk driving. 😲

cdifl | cdifl

NTA. Daughter's dangerous actions warrant grounding. Husband disagrees. Serious consequences.

SnooDogs7464 | SnooDogs7464

NTA: It's your car, set boundaries. Check out for support. 🙏

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Protect your assets! Take the car and avoid potential lawsuits. 🛡

Manfred_2323 | Manfred_2323

NTA. Driving is a privilege, not a right. Consequences matter. 😲

blushingbee | blushingbee

NTA grounds daughter for drinking and driving, sparks debate. 😲

GoWailord | GoWailord

Taking away her car for drunk driving. NTA 👍

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