So the girl is in her freshman year of high school. It has not started out so well but I know she has to grow up a little some time. It is hard but I am trying my best. This week she has her first homecoming dance. Now she has been to other dances but nothing so important like this. This is a big first step.
She originally even had a date to go but unfortunately he can't go now for what ever reason. Honestly I am ok with that to tell the truth. I was not ready for her to have a date too. She seems to be ok and says she is going no matter what. I am proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone as well. This is something that before she would not have been so willing to do. All the other dances I had to be a chaperon so she would go. This time she was the one who made the decision and knows I won't be there but she can call me if she needs me and I will be right there.
I think that is an important factor in her feeling confident in this new journey. I have made sure she knows that no matter what she can count on me, I always tell her even if it is something that might make me mad she can always call me for help. I tell her I might be mad but we can talk about it and I would rather her tell me the truth then lie and end up in danger. She knows that even if she wants to date or drinks at a party she can talk to me and we will get through whatever together. I want her to know that I am there. Even if she makes a bad choice I would rather her come to me for help than get hurt.