Where does ambition come from? My 15 year old daughter seems to lack all drive & I don't get it! Of course they say, that's just teens, but I swear I think she's intentionally trying to be less motivated. "I don't need HS, I just want to be a hair cutter!" Are you kidding, wow, we've really set the bar high. How can her mom be a teacher & dad, bust his hump building his own business & yet her goal is to strive to cut hair? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with cutting hair, but, don't get stuck cutting hair because that's the only option available. If she was dumb that would be one thing, but she's very smart, and could be whatever she wants. Her understanding of computers is amazing to me, she could be social media specialist or in some other technical science field if only she would try. Any ideas? Cell phone or car or independence don't seem to be any motivation, she seems to be just biding her time, waiting to be free, unaware that this is as free as it gets!
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."
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Mary Anne Radmacher
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