If your teen wants to drop out, life has got to get tough.
In fact, it’s going to get tough whether he likes it or not!
School of Hard Knocks
What do you do when your teenager wants to drop out of school? Unless there’s a valid reason for this otherwise insane proposition, it’s time for some tough love. Homelife must drastically change, being devoid of all the creature comforts.
Suddenly the pleasure of tv, central air, a car, video games, and a stocked refrigerator become greasy diminished left to himself.
Parent, hide your car keys. Lock the fridge. Shut down all digital devices. That’s a great place to start. Demand he gets a job and pays rent to live at home. And if he doesn’t, depending on your state law, change your locks.
This sounds harsh in our short-sited pampered world. But it’s not as harsh as a lifetime of food stamps and state dependency.
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