Hope outweighs experience
My 18 y/o daughter recently announced that she needed a "break " from college and wasn't certain what she wants to do. She attended 1 year of community college..sort of. By that I mean she stopped attending classes first semester, even though she was passing. She actually got up and left the house and pretended to go every day. I got her a counselor (therapist), and she took 2 classes second semester. She says she knows she wants to teach. Now, she doesn't want to go to school in September, and thinks she wants to travel the country..or live alone. Last night she came home reeking of pot. First she denied it, then admitted she does it alot. I am at a loss. She is smart, kind and beautiful. She seems to be sucked into this "pot philosophy" that it just relaxes her and makes life easier. She works as a waitress and makes good money, so I am not financing her use. If she was doing well in school, the occasional use of pot wouldn't bother me..the fact that she's not doing well, staying out late and sleeping in til late day concerns me. Her counselor won't discuss their sessions since she is 18. Any ideas on handling this?