Hello, Dr. Paige:
Thank you for your response. I think you are the right person to talk to. My daughter went to a very competitive school majoring in engineering. she changed her mind on the second year and decided to go with English. My feeling is she felt hard to do well in science at school. she was setback since she had been a straight A student all the way. after graduation, she told me that she wanted to go to the graduate school majored in writing. The enrollment requires her to submit 4 essays and she is working on it, but not hard enough, in my opinion. We talked and I suggested the she look for some internship to see if she would like that as a career. she took the advice but not putting a lot of effort on it.
My observation is: she is a bit lost on what she needs to do, or chooses her career path. I, on the other side, wants to see how I can improve her motivation/ambitious level or help her to get back on to the right track.
I don't know if I should give her a little bit more time to recoup?
Living with us is no problem, I just hate to see her getting up so late every day.
Thank you very much for all your help!