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Somehow the daughter had the smarts and common sense to complete her first three semesters of college without a problem before bombing out.
@WISdad23 Somehow the daughter had the smarts and common sense to complete her first three semesters of college without a problem before bombing out.
But she had the executive function abilities to get a boyfriend, y'all.
Not necessarily. For some individual students and certain educational environments, being in a romantic relationship of some kind can be a huge distraction which could detract from academics and fully experiencing college life. This is a reason why some parents/families discourage dating in HS and sometimes even during undergrad.
Also, while I did date a bit during undergrad, I found balancing work and social life...including romantic relationships much easier once I entered the working world than during undergrad or moreso...in HS*.
I can see some parents having a different reaction to the kid losing a scholarship because she earned a 3.4 but needed a 3.5 to keep the scholarship, versus getting D and F grades, whether or not there was a scholarship to lose. In the former case, some may be willing to continue funding college, though at a lower cost one if the scholarship loss makes that one too expensive. In the latter case, the willingness to continue funding is likely to be lower.
Some parents, but not all.
I wonder whether she had a relationship and it ended near the time of final exams. If she and her boyfriend broke up then, she might have been very distracted -- to the point where it had a devastating effect on her grades.