Freshman not happy
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|Sun, 10-14-2012 - 4:02pm|
Hi - DS1 is away at school - we live in New England and he's in FL. He's not happy and is finding the culture to be too different for him i.e; having to drive everywhere with no or little public trans, the people are not like New Englanders,etc.. He wants to switch and both DH and I have told him he really should finish out the year there since it ends in May and he really doesn't know where he wants to go.
I was wondering how other parents have dealt with this.This child is very sensitive but also makes snap decisions and really needs to mature somewhat. I believe he should stay put partly due to the experience of a different place but also since he doesn't know where else to go. He feels we are punishing him somewhat making him stay the year and wants to swtich next semester. We've also told him he gets one transfer and that's it. He has to stay and finish out his degree and if he decides to go to grad school he can go anywhere since he's paying. At this point the olnyplace he could get intofor next semester is our state school and he says he doesn't want that.
What to do? Are we being unreasonable? He sounded very dejected when I talked to him today about this and I really don't want him to be depressed but it's driving me crazy. He wants to go some very "hippie" like schools in the northeast which are 1 very expensive and 2 somewhat removed from the city life he says he wants.