Would this be too much to ask?

I am at the end of my rope! My daughter is a senior. She applied to one college and got accepted. I can understand some slacking, but she is going way beyond. The college requires her to have a 3.0 GPA for her 2nd semester classes to retain her admission. She was so close to slipping below that first semester. I don't know how to motivate her anymore. I have tried being helicopter mom and that just put too much tension on both of us. We were fighting constantly. My daughter has taken karate lessons for years with a lady who has been a mentor for her. This woman is in the process of going back to school and getting her masters. She values education very highly. I think a few stern words from her and a lecture about school would help. I think my daughter would feel more ashamed that her mentor is disappointed in her, than me constantly begging her to try. Because that is the issue she has no problem with the subject matter; she has just stopped putting any effort in studying for tests and doing homework. I am terrified that my daughter is going to lose her place at this school. It is a good school, close to home. She picked it out herself. But I think it was once again out of laziness because she was guarentted aceptance without having to write essays or anything. I want to ask her karate instructor for help but I just don't want it to seem like I am shrinking my duty as a mother and can't control my child. I also don't want to put more pressure on this poor woman she is having her own issues with her daughter (pretty much the exact same issue) But my dauhter worships this woman. Would it be totaly out of line for me to ask her to have a talk with my daughter?

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2 Responses to “Would this be too much to ask?”

  1. unmanageableness says:

    I think it would actually be a really good thing to do..as long as you tried your best at talking to your daughter then maybe she needs to hear it from someone else..Since the time i was in middle school my mother constantly talked about what i could do with a degree, and what having an education would mean in the long run..I’m now in my 3rd year of college, one more semester and i’ll have my associate degree then my nursing degree in one more year. What was her favorite subject in school? Maybe your daughter is just confused about what she wants to do. maybe she hasn’t even thought about it..Encourage her to research things or do it yourself for her..She may discover that her grades need to get better if she wants to find a job that she will love even when that means getting a degree.

  2. stridelegs says:

    In all honesty, it might help.Right now I’m a senior in high school, and I’m putting about as much effort into getting into college as you say your daughter is. I haven’t really filled out scholarships or anything to be honest. My dad’s had to get onto me several times and it isn’t working out so great.With me, I haven’t put much effort into it because I’m not sure if I still want to go to school to major in music like I’d originally planned. I’m not sure what I’m wanting to do, and partially because I’m scared. Your daughter might be going through the same thing. Try talking to her, asking what her plans are, just bring it up into conversation as you’re watching TV and a commercial comes on or something. Maybe at the dinner table? Don’t just push the subject too much though.Honestly I don’t think it’d hurt to try having her instructor talk to her. It might motivate her a little more, she might be willing to talk more to her instructor than you maybe?