Dear Kristin Nicole;
I am way too involved in my nearly 15 year old daughter’s life. It consumes me and my happiness seems to be dependent on how happy she is. I find myself getting too involved in social issues and give advice often before she asks for it. We have a great relationship and she tells me so much but I sometimes wish she didn’t. Lately I have lost sleep worrying about girl issues and boyfriend issues. She is extremely attractive and athletic and often suffers from jealous girls trying to knock her down. Lately these girls have been trying to turn boys against her and have succeeded to a point. She says it doesn’t worry her but I struggle to believe that. She says she is fine but I just can’t stop worrying and giving advice. I need to stop before I ruin the wonderful relationship we have had and she stops telling me things. It’s just that I know what can potentially happen and I am trying to protect her from it. Help me to stop as i am neglecting my 11 year old son and husband that is all that is consuming my thoughts. I am an educated person with a degree so I should know better! (Edited by: KN)
Dear Over involved mom;
Worried Mom says
I needed this. I am worrying more about my daughter’s failed relationship at 17, than my own! I was thinking I was projecting my own loss through her, but I am upsetting my self and losing sleep over it. Im praying about it and this article helped. I need to let her make her own mistakes and be there for her. I just hope it’s not too late.
Kristin Nicole says
It’s never too late to be there for her <3 Just let her know that you are.