Sharon - posted on 04/17/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
What would you do if your son has slowly been on a downward spiral as far as school goes? My son is in his senior year of high school and has failed 2 of his classes that he needs to graduate. Luckily there is one more quarter left to make these classes up. I know he has experimented with alcohol and pot too. Although I think the pot smoking is a regular thing he is doing now.
It took all I had to get him to fill out his application for college. When he finally did finish it, the due dates for the 2 schools he was considering passed. There is always community college if he still wants to go to college. I am fine if he doesn't go right away but I do need to get him away from the friends he has been hanging out with....If he doesn't go to school he will have to find a full time job and pay rent to live at home.
Should I push him to go to college or is this a phase kids go through when ending high school and entering the unknown. My son has been focused on what he wanted to do after school since the 8th grade and now he doesn't know what he wants... I am totally frustrated because I want the best for him as we all do for our kids.