Nancy - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 8 moms have responded )
She smokes weed and cigarettes, drinks, and hangs out with guys older than her. She has no girl friends. I see her with guys as old as 29! But usually she hangs out with college students and seniors in high school. I also think she has 2 tattoos. Her grades are not very good, mostly A's and B+'s, and she spends more time at work (McDonald's) than at home. She reads a lot and is in advanced classes yet skips a lot of school. Last semester of freshman year, she skipped 1-3 days a week. I talked to her teachers, and they said she always left school due to migraines but she always got her work done. I'm not sure about this but about 7 months ago I suspect she was raped. Ever since then, she has been much quieter. She asked me to be homeschooled, but she won't tell me why she wants to be homeschooled. I know she is bullied at school, being called ugly and a whore and fat, and it breaks my heart hearing about it. In no way is she fat (she suffered from an eating disorder for years) or ugly (I know every mom says thinks this about their child but she is very pretty) I try to talk to her but she thinks she can make decisions for herself. Since she was little, she has always done her own thing. I blame myself for that for always being at work ever since she was 1. I'll admit that she's very mature her for age but I also don't trust her judgement. I am so worried for her and I want to be a better mom for her but I don't know how.
English isn't my first language (Mandarin Chinese is my first), so please pardon the grammar and awkwardness of my writing.