My oldest daughter is supposed to be going to visit her father out of state during summer break. He's recently divorced, living alone and will be at work all day. She's too old for daycare, so this means she'll be spending her summer at home alone all day while her friends down here will be enjoying their summer at the pool, amusement parks, and having sleepovers. I think this is incredibly unfair to her. Also, since she is so impulsive and irresponsible, I think it's dangerous to leave her at home all day alone, especially if he will have the internet connection turned on while he's not home. I could tell him to forget it, and I know him well enough to know he is too lazy to sue me or take any legal action. The most he'll do is yell at me a bit over the phone and I don't care much about that at all. To be honest, I don't care much if he takes me to court over it. Now, even though I do not want her to be home alone all day, I will be honest and say that if I could send her away safely all summer to give myself and the rest of the family a break I'd be in heaven. She's difficult. She swears, breaks things, hits me, threatens me....Every single day of my life I feel like I can't take another day. I hate that. I feel like the responsible thing to do would be to keep her here and keep her safe from herself, but the selfish part of me wants her to go and not come back til school is ready to start again. Sometimes I think being away from us will do her some good and give us all a chance to regroup before the school year starts again. Has anyone been in this situation? What did you do?