Telling a teenager boy that education is best at this time

Philippines
August 29, 2011 9:13pm CST
I have a tenager nephew who is currently studying in one of the best state universities. But, it seems that he neglects all his school works. He'd rather stay out with his friends than study. We know that he is intelligent academically, since he passed the exam for that state university. We have talked to him several times, at first, he would diligently follow schedules and work on his assignments, but after awhile, he's back into his old self. We really would like to help him, please give advice...
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
30 Aug 11
Hello greentea. Teenagers are the bane of parents. They sometimes break your heart. I would suggest that maybe the parents should stop supporting him. Sometimes teens are not ready for education of the higher order. I was just listening to the news about jobs. Many companies are going with out employees because they can't find people with technical training because parents all want their child to be dr or lawyers. I think I would pull the teen out of the university and tell him to get a job. That would open his eyes as to how valuable an education is.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
30 Aug 11
Maybe teens aren't really focus on study at all, but he shouldn't spend too much on playing with friends, since you got into university. Maybe he hang out with a wrong crowd, and he should get rid of those people, and associate other crowd that has better influence.