I'm trying to figure this out. I am currently parenting children ages 17, 14, 13 and 12. I am trying to guide them into adulthood. Report cards just came out. This leads to thinking where the kids will be at age 18. The day to day struggles are intense, but I want them to be successful adults. Grades aren't everything and they all have so much potential, but they also have so many other challenges that I am worried.
My oldest had a 3.1 GPA for the quarter which is fine except that she won a college scholarship in 3rd grade and needs to end with 2.8 GPA to get it. Her GPA going in is 2.67. It's fine, but she needs better.
My middle kids (8th and 9th grade) continue to struggle despite high intellectual potential. They don't take my advice and they rebel. 1.7 and 1.3 GPA.
My 6th grade son had a 4.0 average for the first quarter of middle school. Great accomplishment with much pressure from me. He argues and whines but he does take my advice about school. I am proud of him.
Day to day life is stressful and I want to enjoy it more. Part of my stress is them, but most of it is probably me. I think they can all be successful in adulthood, but the time is near..and some of them are not doing well.