Are we allowed to give up?
Actually not as angry as before. Just tired.
SS14 has no idea how to study. His "studying" is just staring into the computer and wait for the time to pass. He doesn't know how to take notes. He is currently failing 2 classes.
Helping him learn how to study has been really difficult. He can't make a plan himself, he has no goals either. On top of that he likes to complain about how hard he's worked-- although he really has not.
I know as a step parent I probably get to just put up my hands and do nothing (regardless my fear of SS' possible failure to launch). DH has tried hard too. If neither of us is on SS' arse, he won't work.
I guess my question is really when is a parent allowed to give up. Are parents even allowed to give up? I understand teenagers are stupid arses, and I really don't like to see them fail, but at what point can a parent really say "I tried" and stop?