How's are our rising seniors doing?

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Registered: 11-21-2004
How's are our rising seniors doing?
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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 9:19pm

i know there's a few of you with rising seniors coming up here pretty soon, or maybe school started where you live.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 7:06am
Dd started back last Wednesday. She was worried aboout some of her classes, but is feeling better about them now. We have her colleges picked out and appications in already. Tennis practice has been going on for a few weeks, so it feels like school has been going on for a while.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 02-12-1998
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 10:22am

Oh Fullmom, not starting out well at all. Started school 8/17 and I just looked at the online grades.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 2:35pm

Conmama,

Sorry things aren't going well w/ you.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 4:08pm

So sorry you are going through this. I don't have any BTDT advice on dealing with a troubled teen (well, I do, but mine had other troubles!), but I think your approach of letting him deal with the consequences of his choices is correct. And these

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 10:27am

Aww conmama - sorry his senior year is off to a rocky start. You know our background with Justin. Looking back we knew deep down he wasn't ready to go away to school but he really wanted to go and even pulled pretty much straight A's his senior year when we told him we wouldn't send him away unless he brought his grades up. But he ended up wasting our money 2nd semester by not going to class and failing all but one class. I see so many similarities between your ds and Justin that I could very well see the same thing happening there. I'm not saying necessarily to forbid your ds to away go to school but I'd make him do all the legwork as far as arranging campus visits/special programs/etc. You might even want to consider having him save up to pay for part or all of the first semester with the understanding that you'll reimburse

Pam
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Registered: 08-08-2009
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:17am
Hang in there! Kids mature at different ages. DH and I were 21 before we started to realize what fools we had been; thirty something before full realization. Life is a funny little game, something like Wheel of Fortune where as Pat Sayjack says after somebody goes from nothing to $30,000 in the final spin time, "Good things often happen late around here.".

I look forward to reading a post about this in the life of the sons of both you ladies. Hang in there.

With grave yard humor, I hope I'm not posting that my kids have been arrested for some white collar crimes.
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Registered: 02-12-1998
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 11:48am

Thanks everyone.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 3:57pm

Conmama, I have no advice, just wanted to give you a big hug!

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Registered: 08-08-2009
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 4:01pm
Good things often happen late around here!!!!
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Registered: 03-30-2003
Mon, 08-29-2011 - 7:39pm

{{hugs}} conmama.

I like the idea of he has to pay for his phone.

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