i am disable my 15 years old daughter dont want to go to school what can i do i talk to school i dont get help from them all they think of to fine me

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Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2012

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Your school counselor should be able to give you some advice. I didnot get a response from my sons school counselor, so I emailed her and copied the principal, asst principal and the school board. With in an hour I got a response with some suggestions. Amazing. Of course my son was attending school but had other issues. The problem is when they are minors we are responsible for them and that means making them do things, like go to school. As if we can do that. With you being diabled it is even harder. I am not sure how you would feel to set her up and have the police pick her up for truancy. At least that could happen in our state. Would she do online school? Most of the time it is free and your counselor should be able to direct you. Is there something else going on that you don't know about that is keeping her from going? What does she do when she does not go? My son got into pot, he said that was his school, LOL. Unfortunately he still is doing pot, has dropped out of school and will be nineteen soon. So right now he is out doing his thing for the last few nights and when he gets home he will no ,longer be living here as his room has been gutted and repainted. They are exhausting. Hang in there keep looking for help, don't give up. We had gone down every avenue to help our son, except spend $30.000 to send him out of state for rehab. We have other kids and cannot afford that. So he will be on his own. It breaks our heart but the line has to be drawn. Let us know how things are going.

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Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2012

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Kristi C is right, I agree with her. Keep working on it. Shout, scream, let them know your situation and need help, dont let anyone tell you that a fine is in order. Talk to the juvenile system. You will eventually get the help you are looking for. But dont give up.

Rebecca - posted on 12/16/2012

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Karla is very lucky her son believes her about some one coming to her house to get him. My son would have laughed, too smart to fall for it. And he wouldnt have cared if we went to jail, well maybe he would have cared for a week or so. But Jasmine it might be worth it to try. I would try and do everything. I would corner a policman and ask about truancy and how to deal with it. I would call social services. I would shout to the world for help. Not that it always works, but when we moms need help , God help the people who get in our way.

Kristi - posted on 12/14/2012

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Call the school everyday she doesn't go and call a truancy officer. If the school won't help at the basic level, go over their head to the administration and explain your situation to them. Tell them you are not excusing her absences and you are unable to physically force her to go to school. Tell them you are on a fixed income and you cannot afford these fines. Let them know that you tried to get help from her principal but all they did was fine you and that, in no way has helped you get your daughter back in school. If they can't help you call health and human services or someone in the juvenile justice system and ask them for help. Good luck. Don't give up.

Karla - posted on 12/14/2012

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I have a 15 year son,he gets up every morning and says he doesn't want to go to school.
But,I tell him that if he don't that the school will send some one to our house and make him go
or they can throw the parents in jail.
When he hears that,he changes his mind.

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