reply to post by k21968
I would suggest a hobby as well.
Perhaps you too could try finding a means to relate by going to school 'with' her:
700+ FREE Online Courses from Top Universities.
Find what coursework she's doing and follow it using the above resource.
You'll then perhaps have something to discuss that doesn't entail the nagging of helicopter mommydom.
You may even contribute to her education in discussing course topics where you might understand a concept better than she.
Granted, you'd need establish a dialog on those terms.
Until such, you may desire to distract yourself via other means. Take up reading, watching movies, break down your garden to bare soil and start over
with a whole new group of flowers, and vegetables, or if you don't have a garden, look online for a local gardening group where you can go get your
hands into the soil.
There's also plenty opportunities for volunteer work.
Look online for volunteer opportunities at children's hospitals, children's museums, education programs, and other such. Helping other children out
will partly fulfill your Mommy itch.
I'd advise not contacting your daughter. Let her contact you, and leave it that way.
She will learn a number of things the hard way, sometimes even intentionally so.
I started University when I was 16, I survived, thrived, and had some of the most enjoyable years of my life in Academia.
Your daughter, should be fine. Let her be independent. Let her make her mistakes. She'll be better for her self discovery, and share those
experiences with you if you don't smother her.
A flame needs air to thrive and burn bright. Let her be and surprise her with intellectual engagement in taking some of those online courses when
next she calls. You may even share the resource all the better to give her a different perspective on materials she's covering from an alternate
perspective and source, or, keep it your secret to dazzle her with super-mommy knowledge of stuff she's working hard to learn.