Moving Teenage Daughter
I am a single mom of a 15yr old girl and an 11 yr old boy. I have been dating a man for 5 years. We are buying a hobby farm a little over an hour away.
I currently live in the city with my two kids. I have 50-50 custody of my son and my daughter is estranged from her father so I have her full time. I plan on moving this spring to the farm. In the fall I will rent an apartment in town so the kids can continue to go to the same school. I will keep a place in town until my daughter graduates high school.
Then my ex and I will have to decide where to send my son to high school. Their father and I have a very tumultuous relationship. This move will cause a lot of tension with their father and with my daughter.
When we started this process I had her part time and living on the farm part time was not as big an issue. Now that I have her full time she is less willing to even try it. She is currently having trouble in school and is going through a somewhat rebellious stage. I know this will add more stress but I am not sure what to do.
Can yo give me advice on how to approach her with the fact that this move is going to happen? And advice on transitioning to a new life? How should I handle their dad?