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24 Jul 2006

Daughter doesn't want to study
She is in matrick and just doesn't study or hand in her projects. She failed this term and says if she fails the end exam she will go and redo it next year in a college.It seems she couldn't be bothered.How can I make her understand that she needs to study. There is no next year. It is a waste of money and time.It's like she has no ambision. I am at the point where I just don't know how to tell a matric student that she has to study to pass... She thinks she can just go work and pay for it then. She doesn't realise that she can't pay college fees with a waitress job...
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Ask her to do a new bit of homework --- to find a waitressing job for one weekend morning or afternoon a week, and discover how hard it is to get the job and how tiring the work is ; and then to calculate, from the rate of pay, how much time she would need to spend waitressing to pay for the college fees, and how that would fit in with college time and homework. And have her see a counsellor. She may have exaggerated indeas of how much fun it would be to be at college rather than at school
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