Is anyone else here realizing that their child is merely average? My d, and I do not want to sound overly negative here just realistic, although a kind soul and a caring person, is utterly average. She has no passionate interests, making the essays difficult -- no varsity swim team for four years, no musical instrument, no work experience -- and is an average athlete. Her essays were quite literal and middle of the road. Testwise, she took a prep class and pulled up her SAT score 100 pts to a laughable 1830. Her current senior yr includes 3 AP classes and she is pulling her weight in them which is astonishing.
I cannot figure out if she is uninterested in academics, distracted by computers and friends, or of average intelligence. All of her friends have higher grades and higher SAT scores, so she runs with an accomplished crowd but in comparison, she is a bit of a loser.
I feel quite guilty about this -- did I send her to the wrong schools? Why did she turn out this way? The only colleges that she has the stats for are big mediocre public colleges (not the super hard to get into flagships) and small pricey LACs. I honestly feel a vocational major would be a better route for her.
Does anyone else have a child who turned out sort of dumb? She has a very long attention span for video games and seems to pay attention in most of her classes and is not a discipline problem, but she seems very low key and her reach exceeds her grasp.