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September 25th, 2003

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01:12 am - A thought....
I sometimes feel I'm restraining force on my daughter, if I didn't make her slow down, sleep, and take care of her health, she'd work herself into the ground. Is this standard? Most parents I know have to be pushing, I seem to have to be blocking. This is her senior year, she only needed 3 classes, she overloaded herself with 6 (3 AP, an independent study in Spanish, physics, trig). Plus her job, plus piano, plus rainbow.
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Date:September 24th, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)
My parents blocked me off all the time. I always wanted to skip grades and wanted to go to college when I was 14. They made me graduate with my class.

But things turned out OK, I guess. If my parents hadn't pushed back, I would have slept even less and broken down earlier. At least your daughter's self-motivated, which is always good. She's going to have an adjustment period in college, probably, when she has to learn to pace herself, but I think y'all are doing well. But your situation is probably a minority situation.

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Date:September 25th, 2003 04:52 am (UTC)
I don't think it's standard. :) I'm with Hyoun; just keep encouraging her to pace herself so that she doesn't burn out. Meanwhile, celebrate her ambition.
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Date:September 25th, 2003 05:55 am (UTC)
i don't think it's necessarily normal, but i was exactly the same way in high school. @
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