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: 08-08-2009
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:37am

Conmama and Pam,

Years ago one of my uncles, who was an Architecture prof at a state university, had a student look at him on the first day of class and say.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:19am

Conmama, if I were sitting next to you I would give you the ultimate friend hug because well you deserve it.

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:41am

okay so conmama hear this.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 8:43am

oh definitely agree with the mother who said she'd only let him use the car for work and maybe school, honestly I'd have him take the bus to school.

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 11:30am
AMEN!!

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

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Registered: 11-21-2004
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 12:15pm

but in defense of you conmama, I did all the same things.

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Registered: 02-12-1998
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:37pm

Fullmom,

As always, such wise advice.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:51pm

I admit that I don't have this experience w/ having a kid who has ADD but just from reading your posts over here, I just think what you did is great--you transferred the responsibility to your son, where it belongs.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 2:20pm

Sounds like a very productive talk, conmama! I think you're doing the right thing. I wish we would have done it 4 years ago. I think the paying for his portion of the phone and any extra gas will also start helping him to realize that nothing in life is free. Plus it will be less money he has to spend on things he shouldn't be :smileywink:

Pam
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 09-03-2011 - 6:02pm

I totally agree with this advice. Many, many kids are not ready for college at 18. They just think they're supposed to go. Some can knuckle under and do the work and turn out fine, but others spend way too much time partying and getting into trouble. I'm convinced that one of the reasons for the increase in binge drinking on college campuses is that kids have left the pressure cookers of the modern high school, where many were hovered over by their helicopter parents, and suddenly have all this freedom that they just don't have the maturity and self control to handle.

And it's not just the so-called "troubled" kids who have problems. My DD is a mature, straight A student who