How can parents cope with a child who doesn't want to go to college?


Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.
Klaar College Consulting LLC
Tell the student that she can take one year to work at something productive and to begin to pay her own bills, including her rent to you, car insurance, dry cleaning, etc. At the end of that year, she can then decide to go to college, and you will help her. This usually does the trick. Often, once the student recognizes that home is not the same once all her friends have left for school, the reasons she chose to stay are gone.