Re: Anyone else disappointed in thier kid?
um, maybe your child is disappointed that you can't ever see his point of view? you're the parent, it's up to you to be the bigger person in the relationship here. your kid is not a little you, sorry. it was tough for me too, at first. i thought i could make my son the kind of kid i could have been with the right guidance, but he's his own person and it's my job to make him the best person HE can be, not the best person i think he should be. warts and all, my dear! so my kid will more likely be chess club president than captain of the football team, so what? as long as he's happy. so he would rather grow up to be a dump truck driver than an astronaut, who cares how he makes his living? as long as he's happily employed. what if he likes boys instead of girls? as long as he finds someone who treats him well! if he'd rather play electric guitar instead of violin? or worse, what if he plays drums??? we'll have to build him a soundproof shed! so what if your child isn't like you? he came from you, there's gotta be something there that you like and respect, there must be something about that kid that even you can admire. his stamina, or his tenacity maybe.
if you try to be more accepting of him, he may learn from your example and be more accepting of you. maybe! worth a try?