Daughter feels she doesn’t belong at her private school
My daughter is a Freshman at a private parochial school and is feeling like she shouldn’t be there? We can not convince her otherwise … despite the fact that she:
- has made friends easily
- she is a straight A student
- she is involved
- her teachers love her
- she got in fair and square: high school placement test was amazing, her essays were amazing, her teacher/principal recommendation letters were stellar. She had a solid interview … Honestly, she did that!
- and she LOVES her school
EVERY night we have to go through the same thing. I can’t figure out why she doesn’t think she is worthy of going to school there?????? Yes, she went to a public school her first 9 years and now feels badly that her friends were not able to go too because of various reasons. But, that doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t go! We have already told her we aren’t pulling her out, so she had better just deal with it. But, I really want her to enjoy her experience. Is this going to be a looooong 4 years or, will she finally get over it? Have you ever experienced this with your child?
She also has anxiety and a hard time getting to sleep and sleeping well once those beautiful eyes are closed. So, I started giving her Melatonin at 8:00 so that she is knocked out by 9. We have also been trying to get her a Therapist but, unfortunately Kaiser is on strike in that department. We have asked for someone outside of Kaiser since they can’t provide the service but, that’s been like pulling teeth! If you have any suggestions I’m 100% open to hearing them. Also, if your daughter Loves her therapist, I’d love some referrals please please please. I want to help my baby …