There is nothing I can think of that would make me want to go back to my teenage years. Here I sit and wonder what is going on in that active mind of my sweet16 year old daughter. She is upstairs in my room doing god knows what. We had a huge fight this evening over her study habits and grades and I was told to mind my own business. Well, when she is a legal adult and no longer lives with me I will try to mind my own business. Try is the operative word here. I have a really hard time minding my own business when it comes to a lot of things. Not that I want to control everything, but I do think she is in dire need of my guidance. I know that someday -- maybe when she's 40 -- she'll pull it together. Right now, she is seriously looking at a gap year because I don't think she is ready to go to college and I don't think any college worth paying for would take her. I certainly wouldn't even consider the place I work because frankly she isn't as together as the students there and I would be mortified if she performed there as she does now.
It is such a shame because she really is a smart girl. I am so disappointed in her grades. Other than that I have a lot to be grateful for. She is a good girl. She is a kind person. She is fun when she lets that old teenage guard down. Oy. What to do? Hope and pray for the best.