My daughter will be 18 in October. She has decided she wants to switch back to her old school system (we've been here for 4 years now) for her senior year. Her father has told her she could after agreeing a few months ago to back me up and say no should that question come up again. That school system has had 6 teen suicides this year, is ranked very low academically and has a very high teen pregnancy rate. We are in one of the top ranked schools in our state right now. My sister, mom, mother-in-law and brother-in-law all work in this school system (bil is the principal) so it feels safer to me. I'm really struggling with this. I think legally she probably would be allowed to switch. Unfortunately I think she's making a huge mistake. And not even just the school system part. Her father is an alcoholic and won't be home to know what she's doing a lot of the time (I know, she's almost an adult). Her sister who is 15 will still be here along with her brother who is 2 and her sister that will be here in May. I'm sure me being 35 weeks pregnant is not helping my coping skills. I'm heartbroken. I feel like she's tearing the family apart, but them I'm also so very tired of all the drama she causes in our household. I feel like I've fought tooth and nail to protect her against herself for so many years only to have it all undone because her father can't ever say no and is going to let her do as she pleases. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I'm so tired of crying about it, seems like all I do!
on Apr. 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM