Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
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She's been doing OK lately,and is planning to move out next month. She's just finished her Associate's Degree and is taking a break from school. She did manage to pass all her classes in the Spring semester, and then took summer classes, and then took a test last week to get her final 3 credits.
I'm having a lot of problems with my 15 year old right now, and my stress levels have been through the roof. She feels that getting away from the stress here may help her move forward. Also, her big sister is still unmarried and doesn't currently have a roommate, so she can move in with her sister and leave her bedroom set up here "just in case." And Leah's been managing the rent all by herself, so if Hannah can't find a job quickly, there's not SO much pressure about it.
It seems to her like a well-supported way to try and move forward towards independence, and while she doesn't quite feel ready, she's not sure she'll be any "readier" in a year or two, so why wait?
Meanwhile, dealing with a depressed 15 year old boy who refuses to go to school is a challenge all in itself.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults