Dawn - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My 17 1/2 year old has been having the worst time in high school. Not that he is not smart enough to do the work just that he is being really lazy and unmotivated to do it. I have done everything from grounding him to letting him try an alternative type school to see if that would work for him and nothing is working. He only has 50 days left of high school and he is failing 3 of his 4 classes. I am on him constantly and all he tells me is he is going to graduate. But the past shows differently. He was moved from the school he was going to for 3 1/2 years to the high school he is in now at for 1 semester for reasons of credits. He would have had to go to high school for another whole year if he stayed at the high school he was at most of his high school years. THe one he is at now got him in the classes he needs to finish with everyone else. The problem is he is just soooo unmotivated to do anything that I am afraid graduation is something that we will never see. Any suggestion on what to do.. I know it seems a little to late. Thanks.