I need help with 18 yr old daughter doing poorly in $40k college - Lazy, unmotivated, depressed....?

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My dughter is 18, I am a single mother. I have an older daughter 20, who is a GREAT student in college, gets good grades, and cares about her future. 18 yr old is near genius IQ, always got pretty good grades in school, Honor Society, etc. She came home from college (500 miles away) with F, C+, C-, D and a B. I'm sick over it. She has loans to pay for school, and the rest are grants and scholarships. She is SO smart, but does so badly. She misses class, goes late, etc. She is always sad because she doesn't know what she wants to do with her life. I say just take classes that might interest you to FIND OUT what you like. She wants to drop out and just 'work' because as an 18 yr old she thinks its awesome to have money to buy things with. I don't want her to drop out. I don't want to kick her out, I don't know what to do. I love her so much though. She has had a hard life, all 3 of us have, as their dad left us when they were little, and we have been very poor. PLEASE ADVISE
Answer1janeenAnswered at 2012-11-04 06:56:39
She may be depressed. Has she tried to seek help with a counselor or therapist? I would definitely recommend she does just that. Best of luck to you and your family.
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