High School & college dual-enrollment DS getting cold feet...
I took my oldest, a Junior this year, to dual-enroll at the community college and we got his paperwork and he seemed fine. We have been talking about this since early in the year...like April, I brought it up with him and got things rolling with the charter school. They will pay for it.
I brought it up to him last night that school starts MONDAY and he MUST get his assessments done and get enrolled, and he FLIPPED OUT! He says "I didn't know "going to college" meant GOING to college.IHe thought I could do it online. Umm...I NEVER discussed him doing it online. It was always "take college classes, go to college, etc."
Background: He had been bullied and beat up in PS through the 3rd grade. I was pulling his brother to homeschool due to learning disabilities and DS BEGGEG me totake him out and homeschool him as well. We ue a Charter school program with a learning center. He took a couple classes his Freshman and sophomore years, through our charter school and DID GREAT... got along with the kids FINE. He does great at boy Scouts and other extracurriculars. I figured as he matured, it wouldn' be an issue getting him back into a classroom. He was in a total PANIC last night.
Not sure WHAT to do about him. How far do I push?
Academically, he is more than ready. Mentally??
When I was in college, I broke my back riding horses (similar to Reeves but without permanent injury) but had to withdraw from my English course. I am thinking of offering to go with him to class, but totally ignore him (LMAO) and sit elsewhere so that I am there and know how to help him and we can work somewhat together at home. Do you think that is a good plan?
Or should I let him wait a year? Which I do NOT think will be the answer...
Or press him and make him try it? I know we can always drop and get a refund if it doesn't work out but he MUST try.
Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Life Scout Ian 1/98, 1st Class Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.