|Jimminycritic, thank you for writing this short story. I write it and thought that overall you did a good job in telling the story and you stuck to your storyline. My take away from your story was that this young person was troubled by the departure of her mother (you don't say that) but that is a conclusion that could be reached. You also show a loving father with skills, but not the skills needed to reach his daughter in current mental status, even though he was willing to try and made a great sacrifice to do so. Finally, the story suggests that the healing had to come from within and that the daughter made that transition and overcame her problem including her loneliness.
Why I read this story? It was a random selection by writing.com
What did I like? I liked the storyline and the shortness of the story.
Suggested changes: ...they really didn’t know why she threw violent fits(.) (These last three words are not needed-- like she did.) He raised her in the countryside and had to hire help to home school (Homeschool) her. At breakfast, her dad had madeher (make her) a cheese omelet... ... therefore, she never shared (it) with him. something about (the) whole idea of communicating with nature, naturally, just seemed right. ...She wouldn’t need to throw fits any more (anymore) since now she had the means...
Recommendations? Write on. WRITE ON!