( yeah i know that might sound a little crazy)
My daughter has always been a good kid, until she was about 14. We moved to a new town and she started acting out... this went on for almost a year.
At 15 she ended up getting pregnant, and because of her age and the way she was acting I was sure I would be raising this baby....
BUT, things have changed, when she had my grandaughter she pretty much grew up in that moment. She is an AMAZING mother!!!
We let her do online learning instead of going back to school, so she could be with the baby, during the day not only would she take wonderful care of her daughter, but she would also clean the entire house ( even pick up after her brother), and would make dinner, pretty much every night, then she would do her school work online at night time while the baby was asleep. She graduated 2 weeks before she turned 17. She even started her own craft buisness ( which I am sure alot of you would know, that really isnt a career, but she is making around $600-$700 / month... which she spends all on the baby, with the exceptions of SOMETIMES buying herself a new outfit or trying to give us some ( we put it back into grandaughters piggybank) ....
In a few months when she turns 18 she will be going to "beauty school" to become a beautician ( taking adult classes which are like 4 hours a day, 3 days a week) ......
Now my "problem" is that, I am actually worried about my daughter's social life. I am not talking about me wanting her to go out and party or whatever, but she NEVER goes anywhere without her daughter, the only time she sees friends is if they come over to visit or if they go out to lunch or a store ( in which she always takes GD) , and for the most part she really has no friends her age, maybe 1 or 2, everyone else she "hangs" out with are her aunts and other older family members.
I am not complaining because I think she is an outstanding mother and person and is doing ALOT better than most mothers that are double her age, but I am just worried that she will reach a certain point and have that "want" to go out and spend time with friends and such, does anyone know what I mean ???
I have tried to talk to her about this telling her I will watch the baby and maybe she should go out with friends alone every once in awhile, but she refuses and says her time "alone" will be while she is in school, and that, that would be enough for her......
Do you think this is something to worry about ????
Asked by Anonymous at 11:24 PM on Jul. 7, 2012 in Parenting Debate
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