Tina - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
My 16 year old son wants me to sign him out of school so he can try and get his GED. He is supposed to be a sophomore this year but is actually only a second semester freshman in high school. He only passed the first semester of school last year and failed everything the second one. He has been diagnosed with ODD (oppositional defiant disorder) and refuses to do anything unless he wants to. He refuses to go to school and has been reported to the court system. Should I sign him out? I say no. He won't get his GED because he does not have enough education to pass it. And he won't go take the classes. He has an IEP at school so if the judge can somehow get him to go to at least an alternative school that would help him prepare for the GED. My parents say sign him out and save myself the legal trouble that I am bringing on. I say no way. They don't know him like I do. I am hoping for some input on what I should do!