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My daughter is turning 18 and graduating High school this year and wants to leave for another country to study university. Should I let her?

she's still a bit naive and inexperienced as much as she likes to believe she's not.

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you should let your daughter do what she wants,just before she studies abroad. Make sure she has enough skills and knowledge to survive in a strange country. Give her a change to challenge herself.

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She could really take a lot away from that experience . It's really a once in a lifetime thing . Let her venture out into the world . She has to leave the nest at some point .

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She will be safe in University atmosphere. It won't be any more risky than going to school here.

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I wouldn't. I wanted to go study abroad, but at 18 I decided I was way too young. Especially if you're like my mother worrying about every step, I wouldn't to give her a heart attack :P

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yes you can't have her forever....let her have her own experience and learn how to live...this world is cold.u can't be in this world when you you have no parents or someone to lean on and Blythe know nothing.

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Tough question, being that I am a mother and I don't think I would let mine go like that but if you do she needs to be educated on survival skills. I'm sorry I think about the movie "Taken". I't creeps me out. Why not just talk to her about going to college in the states for a couple of years then that gives her added time to develop those added skills as well as maturity. It will also give you peace of mind as well.

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She's going to be 18. You can't do crap at that point.

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As a matter of a fact, I do and I can but that's not the point. It's totally my call as I'm her provider and supporter. It's all a matter if should I or not?
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Sound like my mother. >.<
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She could go on an exchange for a semester or year to another country. I'd make a deal. Get good grades for 2 years in college and you will let her go for a semester or year. Tell her that she needs to earn your trust and to prove she can handle college before you will let her go alone to a foreign country. it is a great experience but I would not recommend it for an 18 year old.

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