Could use some P&PT
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|Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:57am|
I've so enjoyed reading all of your stories of taking your kiddo's to college. Brings back memories of taking each of the boys for the first time in 2005 and 2008.
Justin starts back at the CC today. This is the 3rd time he's trying college. The last 3 out of 4 semesters (one away at college and the 2 semesters he attended CC a couple years ago) he's failed at least one class. How do you even fail a college class - they give you til, like 6 weeks before the end of the semester to drop it! He's saying all the right things about how he's going to do the work, he's going to get that GPA up, etc. - right now it's sitting at a 2.2 so it's going to take a lot of work to even get to a 3.0. We're trying to be encouraging and supportive but at he same time we've had 'the talk' several times that if he doesn't have at least a 3.0 at the end of the semester we won't pay for another semester. So we could use some P&PT that he really does buckle down. He's taking 14 semester hours and isn't even working part time so I feel our expectations are completely reasonable. He's half heartedly filled out a few apps over the summer but never follows up. We've never made the boys work while they were in school so we're not pushing him at this point. ( Probably one of hte things I would have done differently but hindsight's 20/20). While he's still fairly young at 22 he's not getting any younger and he's going to have to figure his life out soon. This summer has been kind of bittersweet for me as several of his classmates, his cousin, etc. that graduated high school the same year graduated college this year and are working at 'real' jobs. And Justin hasn't even been able to hold down part time jobs and the one full time call center job he had.... Sometimes I worry about his ability to take care of himself in life!
Thanks for listening and I hope you all had a great weekend!