Good Boy trying to be Bad!!!!

Destiny - posted on 09/23/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son a BAD TO THE BONE BASEBALL PLAYER BUT ONCE A GIRLFRIEND COMES ALONG EVERYTHING CHANGES SO HES AGREAT KID TRYS TO LISTEN SO WHAT DO I DO I JUST PUT HIM IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL HES ALWAYS HAD ISSUES OF WEARING A UNIFORM ..But being thAt hes girlfriend goes there i thought she was a young lady who could never break a rule so the day i sign him up the teachers ask who he new there and in my mind i said please dont say girlfriend say a friend so comes to find out she does not like wearing school uniform either ...was it a bad choice to sign him up there at that charter school and he didnt come home last night he spent the night at her house then i clean hes room and found a hand made pipe what do i do....Help.!!


Guest - posted on 09/23/2014




First....I don't think whether or not to wear a uniform should be a deciding factor at all in choosing a school. Look at what this school can offer him, in terms of what he needs, that his old school could not. Is the academic program better? Focused on his areas of interest? Is the curriculum more structured, less structured, and at what level of structure does he work best? Can they offer more individualized attention and guidance? And so on..

Also, consider where he wants to be, and WHY he wants to be there. Did he want to transfer to this school for a better opportunity to excel in baseball? If so, can they offer that to him? Did he just want to go there because his girlfriend does? If so, why is she so important to him, how can he arrange his life to make time for her outside of school--as he cannot excel if he is focusing on her and not the academics during school hours. And so on.

Help him divide his life between the roles he wants to take--son, student, ball player, boy friend. Make sure he has time set aside to fill responsibilities for all of his roles, and that he has goals for each role to work toward. Work this out WITH him, not for him.

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