What is the name of your state? Florida
I have a 16 yr. old daughter (will be 17 in October) who will not go to school. I have even tried taking her to school, and she just leaves as soon as I am gone. The new school year started 3 weeks ago, and so far she has missed 8 days out of 15.
She is not a problem child. She does her chores, obeys they house rules, is very pleasant and does just about anything she is told to do. She just won't stay at school or go altogether.
I have stressed over and over the importance of an education. She is wanting to quit dayschool and go to night school. This seems to be my final recourse. I have 2 other teenage children at home, and they go to school faithfully.
What kind of message would I be sending them if I just let my 16 year old drop out and take night classes?
Is there any legal means to make her stay in day school, other than having her picked up for truancy. (Which only cost me more time and effort) that I could be using to help her make it in school.
Thank you in advance.