I can't get my teenage son to look at any college's it's next year !

Sarah - posted on 10/17/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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He won't apply to any schools is not thinking I went to a Ivy League school and want him to consider a school

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Sarah - posted on 10/19/2014

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That's the thing he doesn't care if I'm disappointed or angry at him it doesn't matter if I ask him is there something you want to do beside college he answers I have no plans for my life besides leave this town.He doesn't share any thing in his life with me at all

Michelle - posted on 10/18/2014

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Maybe he feels that if he doesn't go to college you will be disappointed in him. You need to let him know that it's his choice but if you have been pushing all these years then he won't all of a sudden open up to you. I would drop it for now.

Sarah - posted on 10/18/2014

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He doesn't have any idea's for his future all he has for a plan is to move away from me.I can't find a way to get him to talk to me.I just want to know what he has in mind it doesn't have to be college I just want him to have a good life for him he is my only son

Chet - posted on 10/17/2014

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I wouldn't push. It's his future, not yours. You can't want this for him. He has to want it for himself.

Maybe he would be more inspired by a gap year, working abroad.

Maybe he'd be more interested in learning a trade.

Make it clear that you expect him to do something, but he has lots of options and the choice should be his.

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