Stop being so STUBBORN and GO TO SCHOOL!

@jenni7202 (1599)
United States
April 10, 2008 7:33pm CST
I dropped out of school when I was 18 years old, and in my last year of high school. I did it because I was going to fail, and I just didn't care at the time. I wanted to be with my boyfriend, who happened to live 350 miles away from me at the time. So, I moved away, and now I'm back again, with boyfriend in tow. My sister is 16 years old now, and she finds every excuse not to go to school. It's driving me nuts! I know that I screwed up, but I don't want to see her do the same thing. She tells me all the time that she won't let herself end up like me, because I was stupid for dropping out, and I know that I was. If she doesn't plan on being like me, then WHY won't she just quit being stubborn and go to school? I even got her a cellphone, in hopes that she would start improving her attendance, but she hasn't. On the days that she doesn't go, I take it away from her, and won't give it back until she goes. What would you do in my situation?
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• United States
14 Apr 08
What do your parents say about this? That was my first thought that came to my head. I think that if you found someone whom she admires (that is a good role model).. perhaps they could talk to her? I dont think shes going to listen to you, 16 was a tough age for us!
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@jenni7202 (1599)
• United States
14 Apr 08
My parents have tried to talk to her. She just screams and them. My parents have never really been the disciplinary type. I wish that they were, because than maybe I would have actually graduated too. I don't blame them for my choices though, although I think that if they had pushed me to stay in school a little more, I probably would have. She doesn't seem to listen to anyone, she just screams in their faces and tells them to shut up and leave her alone. I've just about given up on her.
@callarse1 (4796)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Really it's hard as you know hon. Basically you can tell her your story of why you think it's better to stay in school. Be honest, and try to give your some guidance of why it's good to stay in school. I like your idea abou the mobile to take it away when she doesn't go to school. Pablo
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Talk to her and tell her about you, why and tell her that you regret it. That someday she will realized that what she did was not good.
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• China
11 Apr 08
So why your younger sisters unwilling to go to school? Is there something wrong in school?Yeh,try to have a deep and calm talk with her and find out the reasons.It is no use shouting at her,even beating her in the body.Communication plays a high value in persuading her go back to school.We,in our 15 to 18,are not mature and thoughtless.Definitely we will be in great regret for what we have done at young age. Fortunately,her has a conscientious sister like you!Ok,please do not give up,and listen to what she thinks.Find out why she do not want to go school.Tell her a person without knowledge is empty-headed.No one likes to make friends with one who has nothing deserves learning.