A friend has a 16 year old daughter who is failing several classes at school, and it finally came out that it's because she's bummed out about a boy she likes. (They've been friends since elementary school. From what my friend told me, her daughter has kissed the boy, but that the boy has said he's not into her like she is into him.)
Her daughter goes to private school and has always done well in school. As, honors classes, even some AP classes this year. My friend is threatening to pull her out of private school and put her in public as punishment (because, she says, why should they pay for her to fail). As someone who also changed schools as a teen, I told my friend it SUCKED and made me rebel more - I actually started failing my classes after that (and shaved my head, started sneaking out, etc.). The best advice I could give her was to speak with her daughter's guidance counselor, or maybe find a peer/big sister for her daughter to speak with.
Anyone been or is going through something similar? Any advice to offer? My friend is at her wits' end, and I worry that she might actually go ahead and pull her daughter out of her school. (Or maybe that's not such a bad thing??)
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:18 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
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