MOM Dilemma

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So, my daughter wants to go to a community college because she does not think she is smart enough to get into University. However, I want her to at least apply. Part of me wants to do the applications behind her back because I feel like she would gain acceptance. Yet, she has specifically asked me not too.

The only reason she doesn’t want me to apply is because she fears rejection. We have a 23 year old that is about to go back to college, but she will be online. I want my 19 year old to experience life away from home. I do not want her to end up like the 23 year old who is comfortable with staying with us until she is 30.

I have the devil and angel thing going on right now as I keep watching time slit away. Should I take matters into my own hands and at least send in an application to a couple of universities or is that something that the children really need to do on their own? I have been so used to being there at every little turn, but I do not know how to move forward in this situation. I do not want to step over my boundaries as a mom.

Any thoughts???

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shellzonit

Former investigator and mother of three wonderful girls. My blog is about learning how to navigate through life without placing yourself and the people you love at risk. I focus on parenting, community, and issues that define us as a nation.

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