Are anyone else's kid burning out on all of the activities/studying/athletics that are required to get into their college of choice? This is different from senioritis. My daughter isn't having any fun any more. Everything is work. It isn't enough to make varsity, you have to be a starter, or a captain, or all league. Do we continue to push them, or let them take a breather? It scares me to see a 17 yo burned out on life. I am thinking of suggesting a gap year to her, but I can't imagine her taking the suggestion seriously because of all of the societal pressure to continue in the rat race.
Are we the only ones facing this? In reading a lot of your posts, everyone's kids seem so excited and motivated. My daughter just seems exhausted. She continues to excel, but I am thinking that a little less perfection and a little more fun would be nice. Just when do our high achievers get to stop and smell the roses?