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    Need Somewhat Urgent Help

    Have a bit of a situation...

    My boyfriend wanted to drop Business Studies late last year. When he asked his parents, they said he had to wait until a couple of weeks into this term. He dropped it anyway, without tellling them, figuring there was no reason to wait.

    However, in the holidays his parents went away and my boyfriend had a party. And got busted. He's now grounded until the end of next month.

    The real dilemma is this: because he's in **** from the party now, his rents won't let him drop Business anymore. How and when does he tell them, minimising the consequences? Keeping in mind that he has a music festival to go to in March, which he doesn't want to be grounded for...

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    Haha, gotta hate parents.

    He should probably tell them now. At least that way they only get angry at him for dropping it, and not for not telling them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Haha, gotta hate parents.
    Interesting, I read that and thought

    Haha, gotta hate kids

    Id approach it by say something like

    "I know Ive been a disappointment to you recently and acted in ways that that led you to question my responsibility and maturity. However, my behaviour is partly due to my fear of further disappointing you. I cant be happy pursuing Business Studies but I respect you opinions and happiness so much that I cant openly tell you how I feel without fearing I will upset you and that is the last thing I want to do.

    My recent attitude is basically a combination of not being happy and not wanting to disappoint you. Unfortunately it isnt a healthy combination. For me to be happier and have a healthier relationship with you based on honesty and respect, I have to tell you that I identified a course of action and took it. I know you may be disappointed but it will be best in the long run. 'I have dropped Bus. Studies"

    Probably will not work but hey, its worth a shot
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    But he dropped it ages ago... Like, 2 weeks before the holidays, which began 6 weeks ago. So yer, practically 8 weeks ago now... He's pretty much screwed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Interesting, I read that and thought

    Haha, gotta hate kids
    Me too. I'm now feeling really, really old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Interesting, I read that and thought

    Haha, gotta hate kids
    Haha

    My reaction was because my parents never acted like that. Whatever age i was i did the subjects i wanted to do and not the ones they thought i should do. So for, "gotta hate parents" read, "gotta love my parents for not being like them".

    Then again, i never threw a party and wrecked the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Haha

    My reaction was because my parents never acted like that. Whatever age i was i did the subjects i wanted to do and not the ones they thought i should do. So for, "gotta hate parents" read, "gotta love my parents for not being like them".

    Then again, i never threw a party and wrecked the house.

    Woah, I never said he wrecked the house. In fact, the house was perfectly fine (minus one or two carpet stains, which could've passed as spilt softdrink). I even helped him clean it up. I think you guys are jumping to conclusions a little...

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    Haha, Business Studies is a ****ing joke. Wise decision IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Interesting, I read that and thought

    Haha, gotta hate kids

    Id approach it by say something like

    "I know Ive been a disappointment to you recently and acted in ways that that led you to question my responsibility and maturity. However, my behaviour is partly due to my fear of further disappointing you. I cant be happy pursuing Business Studies but I respect you opinions and happiness so much that I cant openly tell you how I feel without fearing I will upset you and that is the last thing I want to do.

    My recent attitude is basically a combination of not being happy and not wanting to disappoint you. Unfortunately it isnt a healthy combination. For me to be happier and have a healthier relationship with you based on honesty and respect, I have to tell you that I identified a course of action and took it. I know you may be disappointed but it will be best in the long run. 'I have dropped Bus. Studies"

    Probably will not work but hey, its worth a shot
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    I withdrew from 11 or so subjects (have to pay for most of them, HECS bill is about the size of the GDP of a small country) and didn't tell my parents, when they found out my dad was fine but the mother was pretty pissed. Was a pretty difficult time but now I'm in a course I love, so it all turned out well in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    Haha, Business Studies is a ****ing joke. Wise decision IMO.
    Yeah, this was my thought as well. Pretty sure forcing your child to do that counts as abuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MorningsEleven View Post
    Woah, I never said he wrecked the house. In fact, the house was perfectly fine (minus one or two carpet stains, which could've passed as spilt softdrink). I even helped him clean it up. I think you guys are jumping to conclusions a little...
    Doesn't feel that way when it's your house though.

    Also, agree with Faaip above me. It's called BS for a reason.

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    Just pretend he's going to business studies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamc View Post
    haha, business studies is a ****ing joke. Wise decision imo.
    Indeed.

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    Jeez, I remember when my sister wanted to drop A Level French. She was good at it but wasn't enjoying it. My mum tried to talk her out of it a little because she felt she was talented, but at the end of the day 'let' her. I can't see any logical reason for a parent to force a child to take a subject they don't enjoy.
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