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|Tue, 08-07-2012 - 12:49pm|
New to the board, but don't let my name scare you it's from a video game. I'm definitely a female and proud mom of 5. My oldest is finishing his second year of college. earning his associate's in Dec. and transferring to the university in Jan. He completed a semester interning at Disney World last year as a PhotoPass photographer, a job in which he absolutely loved and he thoroughly enjoyed being in Florida.
I'm happy that he is pursuing his degree in cinema/photography, but two years at the university will cost more than 15k. He drags his feet applying for loans and financial aid. High School was a breeze for him, he made straight A's and made the Vice President's List for academics at the local college, but he just doesn' t get motivated to use these to his advantage. Anyone else have a bright, yet disinterested son or daughter in college?
He is smart, mature but very quiet and doesn't always tell us what's going on. He has no idea what he wants to do with his life. He is in a serious relationship with a girl and we love her to death but we're afraid he won't better himself and put all his time, effort and money into this relationship. To survive out there he needs a degree. We want to help him as much as we can, he's living at home and working two jobs, but...getting him to actually apply his knowledge to benefit him is frustrating. He just isn't motivated Not sure how I can get the boy to open up....he's always been way too quiet and serious.