Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Taking Responsibility

Yesterday Daughter's counselor gave her a work sheet on taking responsibility for one's actions. I glanced at it, and it's about being an adult and not blaming others for things you do. Some of the hypothetical situations involve housemates.
Daughter was subdued when we left. We went out to eat and then to the warehouse store. As we headed home she told me she wanted to talk. I turned off the radio to listen. She has decided that she will work hard and save so that she can live completely on her own. She doesn't want to have to live with anyone else.
I won't get into all the problems with that idea, from finances to safety around food. What was disturbing, though, was her characterization of some of the people in her program as not being human. It was a very discouraging conversation. I asked her if it had to do with the worksheet, and she acknowledged it did. She went on to say that she wasn't ready to be responsible. Sigh.

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