I am a single parent so this is very tough. Recently, especially this semester, my daughter, 17, goes to school in the morning and leaves after 3rd period. Then she hangs out with her best friend, 18 years old who stopped going to school when she was 16. The last 2 weeks it has really escalated. Her grades are almost all F's.
I took her laptop top, there have been meetings at her school about this. I just put another call into her school counseling and waiting for them to call back. I have taken away lots of privileges and nothing seems to phase her. I told her I will no longer give her rides to work as well. She works part time, does work experience for school credits.
I'm in California and looking for any ideas anyone might know about this. I guess I could call the police or their truancy dept? Or maybe the school has to report it? I'm a little lost here but desperate to get her to stay in school.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
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