difficult child 14 told us last night that she is thinking about going into the cosmetology program at the H.S. It is a 2 year program, so she has another year to be certain. My husband is much more supportive, telling her if that is what is going to make her happy then go for it. And, while I want to be able to say that, and be telling her the truth, I can't. Not yet. I hope I will be able to soon though. difficult child is a brilliant girl. She has taken H.S. level classes since 7th grade. Until the depression hit hard this year, she had been a 4.0 student. Prior to the failing grades she wanted to be a vet. She says she is still considering it. I am so concerned that all of her friends will be leaving for college, and she will miss out on such a big part of growing up, leaving home and attending university. I know in my heart she needs to do what is best for her, but I am sad. We talked last night a little about her dropping down to college prep level classes to raise her grades, and she seemed receptive. And, we also told her with the classes she took in Middle school, she should be able to fit in enough other classes to still attend college if she chose to. So I guess we will just have to see how this all plays out. I know her happiness is the biggest priority, I am just trying to get my head to go along with the plan.