I really need some advice….
I have a bright son…who just has no desire to excel in school at all. He is in 8th grade and he is having a VERY hard time focussing and getting on with the work at hand. He goes to an alternative school, that does things in an "out of the box" kind of way…there are only 45 kids for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. He lets work pile up, putting it off to the last minute.
He is bright, he loves to have intellectual conversations, he is currently reading (on his own) Catcher In the Rye. He is a musician and plays guitar and bass all of the time. He wrestles 3 times a week and watches the Vlog Brothers for hours at a time….(when he can).
My DH and I are stuck between Do WE PUSH HIM/OR DO WE LET HIM FIND HIS OWN WAY???? We are tired of nagging. We are really tired of being angry and worried about it. We are not so worried about this year in school, but what we are worried about is next year, when he goes to High School and a lot more is expected of him and he is in a lot bigger school….
There are people in our lives who are telling us he is not living up to his potential….? (Family) And I sometimes wish my parents pushed me harder to succeed…..
What I need is someone to say take a deep breath OR you should be worried…..
Any good news to report anyone?