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Adrienne - posted on 06/09/2010
well that hes going to graduate soon, you can sujust a few things but let him decide what he wants to do. I kinda have the same problem. my son is in high school, but hes supposedly haveing trouble with it and he is all mixed up what to do about life and things. Ya my son is only interested in cars and school and bowling, but i dont know what he really wants to do.
Stephanie - posted on 06/08/2010
I say don't push him, something will come to him. At first, my son didn't even want to go to college, but then he decided he wants to be a chef. he says that he thinks it is awesome how me and his step father are always coming up with creative ways to make an ordinary meal not so ordinary, so he wants to go to school for Culinary Arts.
Betty - posted on 06/06/2010
alot of kids when they are finishing high school are not sure what to do. My daughter did one year of college doing a child and youth worker course, she decided to switch to another program which she will probably enjoy. Many kids today will try something in college that they think they like , only to realize what they really want to do in life. by the way, many schools offer tutoring if he needs help in a subject.
Jeanne - posted on 06/05/2010
Do you have a local tech school? I believe they have those surveys or aptitude tests that can suggest a path. He should make an appt. with a counselor there who may be able to talk to him and suggest a vocation. If you can afford and want him to go to a 4 yr. college, many freshman have no idea what they want to major in. They begin as "undeclared" until something sparks their interest. Most freshman classes are core classes so there isn't any need to declare a major right away.
Natalie - posted on 06/04/2010
Don't be scard. I don't think many kids know what they want to do and those that do usually change there mind before its all said and done. I would encourage him to go to Jr. College and get his general education or Associates degree. Education is key in my opinion and employers like to hire educated people and college students. Shows they are motivated and wanting to do more than the min.
Heather - posted on 06/04/2010
My husband didn't decide until his last year of college. Don't freak, it is really common for kids to now know what direction they should take. Even if he does pick a direction to start with that doesn't mean that he won't change his mind. I know a guy that was in college on and off for over 12 years, and it was only recently (at the age of 35) that he settled on what he wanted.
Sarah - posted on 06/02/2010
Cathy-they also do have Joint Vocational Schools that if he felt that he needed more time, they have a 2 year program which is a trade school. My friends daughter is doing that because she had brain surgery and basically had to retrain herself thru school. She graduated from high school, but wanted to continue and got on at our CTC taking graphic arts program.
Angie - posted on 06/02/2010
I agree with Sarah, have him check into community college. Our local college offers classes from welding and equine studies to premed. The choices are vast and at 18 I wouldn't expect him to know what he wants to do yet. Shoot, I'm 42 and I still don't know what I want to be "when I grow up".
Sarah - posted on 06/01/2010
If you have a local community college he can go to and see what kind of things out there that he would like to do and get basic classes started and go from there. If he just gets a job right out of high school and not think about college in any way the he might not get to college. I have been out of high school for for 14 yrs (my teenager is my step-daughter) and I decided to work instead of going to college. Was one of the worst decisions I made for myself.
Tracey - posted on 06/01/2010
Neither did I at that age, suggest he gets a job that allows him to save some money then when he decides what he wants to do he will have money saved to live on if he needs to do training or go on a course.
Louise - posted on 06/01/2010
My son is nearly 19 and he has just finished upper 6 form and A levels. He is still not sure what he wants to do so he is going to univercity for three years to study maths and french. Hopefully during this time he will make his mind up what he wants to do for a career. Try and guide him into more education or taster courses into different work experiences. It is a scary time for him but he will find where he fits in eventually. xx