Got some surprising news from my son

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Got some surprising news from my son
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 6:42am
After him telling us that he is going back to college in January after he passes his CC classes (and there was no way that we were going to stop him)
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 8:10am
Good for him! I see nothing wrong with this plan who knows he may decide to transfer and get his BS! The nice thing now with most colleges & CC is that they will accept the CC credit hours- that's what my DS did.
Kathy
Kathy
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 9:51am
That's great, Sue! I wish Justin would find some 'study buddies' at the CC. Right now he mainly comes back to the house and hangs with his friend from across the street. His friend is also going to the CC but I don't sense they are doing much studying. He just got his financial aid check and while he handed most of it over to us he did renew his WOW account. *sigh*....




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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:24pm

If he's really studying that's a good thing.

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:26pm
I agree!!
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 7:34pm

Justin has a problem with money, too. It's like water in his hands. And when he was at college that year he had some problems with charges on his debit card. He claimed he let some buddies use it for online poker or something - still not sure we ever got the whole story. I hate doubting most of what he says..

Good news, though. He had his first sociology test last week and the grades were posted today - he got a 92 on it, which gives him just above a 90 in the class so far! OK - it's only 2 quizzes and one test into the class but still...





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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 9:04pm
Hi Sue,
One of the hardest times with our dropped was to have him move out.I was having such anxiety over his spending and study habits. I couldn't take it. I thought he will never learn to grow up and live responsibly. And after he dropped out of college and worked 2 jobs to pay his rent and bills, he figured out that you need to work a whole lot for very little money if you don't have the education to back it up, (even if you are smart!) so back to school and work full time! that was his choose at this point in his life!

~Nancy
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 6:42am
I agree.....the thought of him being on his own is so tough.
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:26pm

Hi Sue,



Sounds like maturity, I can hear the understanding in your words, how comforting to see him wanting to be successful at the community college. Being able to say "no" to temptations will be something for him to work towards.



When my oldest went back to school at our community college, we did not allow for any allowance beyond providing his room and meals if he chose to eat with the family. I would be careful allowing any advances on a predetermined allowance without due cause to

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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 5:07pm
We are not giving him an allowance.