calisportfan - excellent post. You captured it all (for me) with the statement....ITS HARD.
aleebaba - if my post came across as harsh, it was not intended that way. I'm speaking from the heart, and trying to share my previous experience the best way I can. It is extremely difficult on families right now. Some parental guidance and help is sometimes needed when they get off track or too busy chasing GPAs, AP classes, SAT scores, high school baseball, and college recruiting coaches. Been there, done that and got the gray hair in my temples to prove it. Good luck and let me know if I can help.