guidance to give my son

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Registered: 07-18-2011
guidance to give my son
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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 12:50pm

Hi- i have read many postings and feel that you ladies give good advice.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 07-18-2011 - 1:22pm

There probably isn't anything you or his dad can do unless one of you are very knowledgable in the subjec AND he would be willing to get tutoring from you! Does your ds live at home or away? Can you get a sense of why thic class is so difficult for him - is he doing all the required reading/assignments, studying for the tests, etc? My younger ds failed a few college courses but in his case it was because he A) stopped going to class (first time around at college or B) went to class but didn't do any of the required outside work (2nd time around at college). If this is the case with your ds nothing is going to change unless he really decided it's worth it to put forth the effort. If, OTH, your ds is working hard at the class but just not 'getting it' he should probably consider getting a tutor. Many colleges offer tutoring, either free or very low cost. Or he could talk to his advisor to see if he/she has any suggestions on how best to approach this class. Good luck and keep us posted!

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 2:31pm

Sorry your son is having trouble with a required class.

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Mon, 07-18-2011 - 11:40pm

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 7:43am

Sabr I know you are right. It is not our problem and he needs to find his own way. We can;t fix it. You would hope he is putting the time and effort into the class- it is a math class for an economics major- thanks everyone for your advice.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 7:54am

Hi thanks for the advice. i have read some posts about your sons and especialy what your younger son has been through and you and the entire family. My prayers go out to you all.

nick wanted to major in business but at UConn it is very difficult to get into this program and he didn't. He wanted to stay there and is majoring in economics. personally, i think this is a mistake and he should transfer to another college that he can major in what he is actually interested in. None of this is my problem- or my husbands- but he is still my child and we want to give guidance, especially if they are feeling depressed because of it.

Hope your son is doing well with his new job. He has been through alot and my son has been through different by also trying times.

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 7:59am

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 8:01am
Can he talk to the prof and ask his advice? Get a tutor or work directly with the prof or the prof's TA to get through it? All you can do is make suggestions and provide a shoulder. Good luck!

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Tue, 07-19-2011 - 11:55am

WVU Business Program requires students to pick a specialized area such as

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Registered: 07-18-2011
Tue, 07-19-2011 - 1:25pm

he wanted to go into management or marketing-

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Tue, 07-19-2011 - 1:37pm

How are the expenses for your son's education being paid? Student loans in his name, or are you paying most or all of it?

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