Andrea - posted on 03/17/2017 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am at a loss. My 17 year old senior has no direction at all. She has struggled in school since 2nd grade. She has made it this far (with tremendous difficulty ) and I see her early marks are not great (one F, one D and 2 As). When I spoke with her about it, she just got defensive. I do all I can to help (probably too much) and her intense apathy is frustrating me to no end.
She has a part-time job (and of course she hates it). She is moody and bitchy (she says she loves me and I'm sure she does but she has a horrible way of showing it ). Why should I help her if she just doesn't care?! I am at my wits end. It's giving me ridiculous stress. I have had to leave the room because I can't stand to be near her right now for fear I might say something I regret. Why doesn't she care?
She has no idea what she wants to do when she's older...which I suppose isn't the.end of the world but it still scares me a bit. When is she going to grow up and mature and start caring and taking responsibility? I'm afraid for her. I know I'm overreacting right now because the sting of seeing her grades is fresh...but still. Anyone been through this and on the other side with some words of wisdom??? Help.....