Michele - posted on 09/02/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter is 20 yrs. old ~will be starting her Junior year in college, on her way to getting her undergrad and then off to apply for grad school. She attends in another state and is away from all of her "close friends". She comes home in the summer time to work and is usually the last of her friends to head back to school. (they all start before Labor day, she starts after). Anyway, she has ALWAYS complained of being homesick and missing her friends and family and would come back to visit EVERY WEEKEND if we let her. (We don't tell her she can't come home, we love her and enjoy the time when she's here) but, she's an adult and living in an apt. with two other girls she's known for the past two years. She claims that she doesn't have any "close friends" at school and misses us and her friends terribly. I'm not sure how to continue to handle this. We have mentioned the possibility of her coming to live at home and attending a school closer, (her's is 2 hrs. away)--which isn't that far. But she likes living on her own and having that independence. We've also mentioned her considering going where her friends are~ and she feels that it would be a distraction and she wouldn't do as well academically if she were with her friends. So, I'm lost. I'm frustrated, and I'm tired of listening to her complain and cry about this. Anyone out there have some advice? I feel like a bad mom, b/c I feel like she should stick it out and accept the fact that it's time to grow up. UGH.