So I really am not a jealous person. It's just one emotion I have not felt much of....until lately. I've been wanting to deal with it in family counseling, but I just haven't been able to bring it up. I teach 6th garde kids most of my day but I also have a Jr. High and Sr. High choir. There are a lot of really great kids in my choirs, smart, polite, cute....successful. I find myself envious of their parents. Some of these kids are my daughters age and many know her from when she attended school there in 8th grade. They come to talk to me about their typical teen problems and I find myself irritated at the smallness of their problems. The other day I almost lost it with one boy who was almost in tears. I just wanted to say, " Maybe you'de like to trade places with "my daughter" and see what real problems are like!" I'm ashamed of my feelings. Why do I feel this jeoulousy so strongly in the last few months? Am I alone? Have others felt this way?