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« Reply #25 on: 19/05/2007 16:00:16 »
Nope he won't it will be a motivational thing.. Do they have a continuation like school where he can catch up over the summer?
 

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« Reply #26 on: 19/05/2007 16:01:40 »
summer school is generally for if you fail one or two classes... he failed 6
 

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« Reply #27 on: 19/05/2007 16:02:50 »
my parents have tried everything to get him to do his work, short of strapping him down to a chair with a pencil.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 19/05/2007 16:16:12 »
My son failed a whole year and made it up in 2and 1/2 months.. It was not summer school. It was continuation, like and adult ed. He could go and they just had everything he had to complete in order to catch up, so he would work on it all day long and then because there was no time limit he could pick and choose what he did according to what he wanted to work on that day!

Yeah I did that to, up till the wee hours of the morning doing it with him.. big mistake he needs consequences and sometimes its hard to let a child fail, but really it is the best way for them to be able to be responsible for the work themselves.. When I washed my hands of it, and told him if he failed he lost all the privelidges he had.. at first he did not care, then he saw he was the only thing standing between him and what he wanted.. LOL He had to do it for himself.. and this school was rough, as far as the students that attended, kids were being arrested in the morning at drop off.. Scared the soup out of me leaving him there everyday!LOL.. I cried every time I left I had to pull over down the road cause I was so worried and disappointed in myself for not making him be responsible for his own work! It was horrible  really Horrible, but it was the best two and 1/2 months . He learned so much and realized his own potential.. The teachers there were incredible and told me. this school is for troubled teens .. as you know, and We think John is going to do wonderfully as he knows that he has no troubles like some of the students who were wonderful, but dearly troubled teenagers who needed less structured guidance but were made to be accountable for their work, nothing was allowed to come home for homework it was all done on the site so there was no excuses if they did not show they did not complete the class. He wanted out and saw the errors of his ways and made up for it on his own..
 

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« Reply #29 on: 19/05/2007 16:18:49 »
wow. sounds like he had a big turn around!
 

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« Reply #30 on: 19/05/2007 16:26:23 »
Yes he did and he did well. Joined the football team and played, got into music and more Shakespear and mythological studies, writing poetry, Cowboy Poetry, and bull riding!..LOL Now he is into animals turtles iguanas, fish etc..LOL He is a decent Mechanic and wants to go to school and actually got a scholarship placed 5th in the state for entrance into  Colorado technical school, then blew it off and did not go! LOL

He has been working for several years now at a tire shop. He starts next week working for the same company as his Dad.. They are equipment operators.. His Dad is a truck driver.. but he figures 15 to 18 dollars an hour is better then 8 dollars an hour! LOL
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« Reply #31 on: 19/05/2007 16:28:05 »
 He is just really shy! but he is a sweet young man with a lot of heart and lots of feelings.. I love him very much.. Love all three of them.. even when they try my patience..LOL..
 

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« Reply #32 on: 19/05/2007 16:40:17 »
yeah it is!! i wouldn't mind that myself...
 

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« Reply #33 on: 19/05/2007 16:49:19 »
No some jobs like mine are wonderful the best jobs, but the pay is not enough for a bird to live on let alone a human.. LOL I have been doing this job for a long time with a h*** of  a lot of responsibility schooling etc etc etc.. and I still only make 9.50 an hour! It stinks as far as pay goes..I do have benefits, but wages stink!
 

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« Reply #34 on: 19/05/2007 16:51:36 »
oh karen! that does stink. how can you afford to live in california?! i make a little more than you and i can barely afford myself... in ohio
 

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« Reply #35 on: 19/05/2007 16:59:35 »
Me too and it's fix'in to get tighter..LOL I have been in worse shape I imagine I will get by just fine.. Sometimes I have to rob peter to pay paul, but somehow it all works out!

Me thinks I have an Angel..LOL

I have never lived anywhere else in my life.. it is my home.. you make do with what you have and learn to make what you don't have, sewing cooking, growing your own food,.. lots of things not going out too much although I like to eat out and try new foods so I do that sometimes more then I should.. Something I will be cutting back on.. used to rent videos a lot, not anymore my splurge is my new internet service..LOL faster and wonderful LOL!!
 

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« Reply #36 on: 19/05/2007 17:02:00 »
My husband may be may be a pain sometimes, but he still comes and helps pay some bills.. He has just gone back to work.. so that helps he does not usually work in the winter..Unemployed then. My income and his unemployment get us through the winter as far as the bills..
 

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« Reply #37 on: 19/05/2007 17:18:01 »
well at least you can read about all the movies you can't rent on the internet!! lol
 

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« Reply #38 on: 19/05/2007 17:40:48 »
YES! I have pretty much stopped watching television as it  is depressing. I like movies  a lot if I had someone to watch one with it would be nice.. I hate being alone .. so I just don't watch anymore. I have an acquaintance I have gone to a movie or two with, but that is it..
I have never rented any movies off the internet, I don't know how.. Must learn.. LOL
 

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« Reply #39 on: 21/05/2007 13:22:54 »
YES! I have pretty much stopped watching television as it  is depressing. I like movies  a lot if I had someone to watch one with it would be nice.. I hate being alone .. so I just don't watch anymore. I have an acquaintance I have gone to a movie or two with, but that is it..
I have never rented any movies off the internet, I don't know how.. Must learn.. LOL

Netflix or blockbuster, both claiming to be the best.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 21/05/2007 17:09:16 »
For on line renting you mean?
 

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« Reply #41 on: 22/05/2007 13:12:58 »
Yessssssssss.
 

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« Reply #42 on: 22/05/2007 15:41:46 »
HMMMMMMMM, I did not know you could rent movies on line...Paul said you could watch most anything you wanted.. LOL All I have found so far are short trailers of tv shows and snippets of movies, little trailers.. no full length movies..!
 

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« Reply #43 on: 22/05/2007 20:32:40 »
what you do is order them online and then they mail you a movie and you watch it and send it back. then they send you another one
 

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« Reply #44 on: 23/05/2007 03:31:44 »
Oh I wouldn't want to do that.. I thought you could just click a link and watch on your computer! LOL
 

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« Reply #45 on: 23/05/2007 03:50:16 »
yeah it doesn't seem worth it to me. but with the blockbuster one you can change them in at the store
 

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« Reply #46 on: 23/05/2007 03:54:09 »
That would be easier! LOL
 

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« Reply #47 on: 23/05/2007 05:47:09 »
however, at that point... why bother with the internet thing at all
 

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« Reply #48 on: 23/05/2007 06:50:28 »
Yeah I was hoping to click a button and watch  a movie!
 

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« Reply #49 on: 23/05/2007 12:55:04 »
Doesn't work that way, Karen.
 

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