What can you do when your teenager does not care about school anymore and is about to let go?
The first thing I recommend is to carefully review the reasons for the behavior. Perhaps the youth is depressed, struggling socially, has learning disabilities or is over committed. Sometimes family situations are disturbing her or school problems with other children. Could there be abuse in any form? Peer pressure or even disturbance of boyfriend or boyfriend. There might even be a lack of interest.
So what can you do? One advantage I will propose in this article is to try to take away some of their children's privileges until they prove responsible enough to earn them again. If you choose to try this, you have some options to do when you do it:
1. Choose to take some responsibility for the child's education. This may involve monitoring the school every day, calling teachers, driving them to and from school and standing until they are graduated. It is a great deal of maintenance for you, but it can be the only way to help your teenager get these diplomas.
2. You can put the responsibility on their shoulders and introduce the real world to paying their own ways … If you choose this way, you want to talk this plan with them and make sure they fully understand what is done suppose and why. The conversation could be something like this:
"I love you and I want to give you the way I've ever. But since you choose to do not at least average school work, it might be time for you to see what it's like to make your own way in the world. If you choose not to attend school you can get a job, paid room and a table and pay for telephone, transport and cable TV efforts at school, then we can continue as it always has been , with you enjoying all the current freedom. Supporting you. "
Often this will be a reality of encouraging a child to attend school. If that does not happen then you have to set that deadline for her to start paying her own way. This is called strong love, and it will be harder on you, then on them. It is important that if you are going to have this number, you are ready to follow through.
What approach you take, the most important thing is to take time to talk to your teenager. Communication is important for a healthy relationship with your child. Talk about their needs and goals as well as your expectations. If you can help them look into the future – even just a year or two – they might realize staying at school, even if it is very difficult to do that, it will give them more options later. As a parent, if you can help guide them carefully without being angry, challenging or superior, you get much better and gain respect. Remember that your job is to be useful and love them through this without being confronted or guilty.