He is a perfectionist and in High Honors but would like to move to a lower track in History as the teacher is a taskmaster and the HW is too time-consuming. He is frightened that if he moves, he will feel like a failure as he would like to try to go to a good college. (East Coast) We live in NJ and have told him that Rutgers is fine and that even if you are a good student, you don't always get accepted at the schools you like as it is now super competitive. Any advice for how to persuade a perfectionist, high-achieving teen (and I was like that too) that it really is FINE to go to a State School as you can still be a successful member of Society, get a decent job and have a life? I feel that all these teens are so worried about getting into a good college that they are not enjoying life in the present. Thoughts?
I've been crying with anxiety for 2 days straight.
Answer by beyondhopes at 2:33 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
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