Kids and school

@clrumfelt (5427)
United States
December 1, 2008 7:13am CST
I am having a lot of trouble right now keeping my 2 teenage boys motivated to go to school. Does it just go with the territory of teenagerism? Have you had this problem with your kids and found a way to keep them interested in statyin in school? If you have, please share.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
I think with boys it is different. They do not just want to sit in the classroom. Is there an industrial arts in your school? They need someplace where they can work with their hands. For instance, if there is a work program at the school where they can go for a couple of hours learning a trade or working in a business or a store. What this means is that people who own a business, usually it is big one like Sears, or a welding shop wants to get the students interested in a trade, so they will go to the schools and give the students work experience that goes on their credit. Then when the student leaves Grade 12 or earlier, he is on his way to learning a trade. That might keep them motivated.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Thanks for your input. I'm chartering new territory now that my boys are teens. I will defnitely look into the vocational types of opportunities available through the schools.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
7 Feb 09
It will work. Our school had a work for program where the boys could go after school to work for a business and get an idea what they wanted to do later on or whether going to university. My older son found he was good with computers and took a computer science and that is what he works at. My younger son tried out Chemistry and he was not that good, but he was good at business management (if we did not do our taxes online, we could ask him to do it for us.) And they both worked at Denny's on the weekends. But they are terrible at trades and fixing things, same as my brother, but if your son is good at fixing things, going into a trade would be best and thanks for the best response.