needing a break
Has anybody else ever felt like they needed a break from one or both of your kids? I feel so bad, but right now I really could use a break from my oldest. Every since her father passed away it always just been just me and her. And don't get me wrong I love my daughter and love having her around all the time. It's just that she is now 16 and never goes anywhere and does anything and I'm a single stay at home mom. So everywhere I go she goes. I can't even go next door to my neighbors without her coming to or getting upset if I say I want to go over without her. I just sometimes wish she had a friend she could go spend the night with or hang out with sometimes. Just so once in a while we both have time away from each other for a little bit. I could really use some adult time. She has become like my best friend and that's great, but I don't want her at 16 years old to only really have her mom as her only friend. I don't know what to do. If I tell her I need time to myself she will get upset and I don't want that. Luckily school starts soon and we will have some healthy time apart..I feel bad for even thinking this..Please tell me I'm not the only parent who thinks this way
Maybe your daughter is having a hard time with the passing of her father? It could explain why she is very attached to you. How is she handling the loss? Can you get her involved in a school sport or activity?