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    happinessseeker5000 posted:
    My son is 18 years old, he is about to graduate high school with straight A's, honor role. He has lots of good friends and a sweet girlfriend. The problem is that he has absolutely no direction in his life. He doesn't want to go to college. He doesn't want to get a job. He has so much potential but he just seems stuck. I'm thinking about getting a life coach for him. I've heard really amazing stories of young people getting set in the right direction with life coaches. Any thoughts?
     
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    jennjiferr responded:
    I think that's a great idea! I also have an 18 year old who is set to graduate with absolutely no plans. He's going to visit family and friends for a few weeks after graduation. I told him when he gets back he's got to look for a job. Unlike your son, mine doesn't do well in school.


    I'm going to take him to open house at the community college and see if it interests him at all.


    I'm also letting him know about free training to be an EMT.
    I can see him liking something like that.


    He just cares about hanging out with friends and having fun. Meanwhile my soon to be 17 year old daughter is working part time, gets straight A's and is busy with color guard.


    I think I will look into a life coach. In fact, I could use one for myself! lol


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