Hey all. We have taken guardianship of our niece. 17 year old. Currently good grades, 3.7 gpa.. Taking dual enrollment. She is a Junior.
Here is the problem. She lacks initiative, a non-starter. All school related stuff we have to push and nudge.
Smart kid but seemingly "lazy" with the road to college process.
Any tips to motivate her. At this point we are going to be hand holding the whole process and completion of high school and I suspect she may struggle finding her footing when she goes off to college.
She could be wracking up scholarships and other things to help her with College. She has not identified a future career. Has done college visits but she is unsure where she wants to go, she only knows she does not want to go to small town schools.
Because she is not fully applying herself she is also avoiding the more competitive schools.
Our own kids are toddlers so this whole process is new to us. The counselor at her school is overloaded. We can not hire a private person to help the process.
CAN ANYONE advice us how to navigate this so that she is successful?
We are thinking of enrolling her for summer programs but she probably needs some type of boot camp. We just want her to succeed. Help.