Gorgeous 15 year old son hates school!!!

Tamatha - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is a soft kind gentle person who would do anything for anyone. He works hard and is very good at sport but hates school. I cant get him to go. I dont fight and am not loud so to me just me asking or telling should be enough.(it has been for always.) but he just doesnt go. He is not mean or nasty about it he just doesnt go. He would rather clean the house and hang up the washing than go to school.
He is the captain of his rugby team (A) and has worked so hard at his school work to get to where he is but now that he is in Grade 8 he hates it. What do I do? I am a single mom or three and I am the most spoilt mom ever. I have the best children ever. I love him and really want to help him see how important it is to go to school and that he can't just stay away like this. PLEASE HELP

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Tamatha - posted on 05/08/2012

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Thank you Stifler's Mum. I am going to try sitting with him this evening to find out. He does have to work really hard at school to achieve, but I will see what I can find out. You may be right.

Tamatha - posted on 05/08/2012

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Thank you Louise I am going to do exactly that. He has very high ambitions and all he wants to do is care for me and his siblings, which he cant do without an education. Thank you so much.

Louise - posted on 05/08/2012

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He seems a bit lost bless him. Sit down just the two of you with no distractions and ask him where he sees himself in 10 years time. What does he want to do for a job? Where does he want to live? What car does he want? All these sorts of questions and write it down on a peice of paper. Then ask him how he is going to get that job with out an education, how will he pay for that car without a job, how will he pay the rent on the house in a low income job, if he has no education. It all comes back to what he does now. If he wants to achieve a goal in the future he has to put the work in now. It is a hard lesson for anyone to learn.

Ask him if he is being bullied at school, or if there is a reason he does not want to go. You may be surprised of his answer. Don't give up on him, he just needs guidance for his future. You can not force him to go but you can gentle persuade him that education means, house, job, car and dreams.

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