Many St. Louis-area students are one week into the school year, and some are probably thinking about next summer.
But seniors may be considering weightier matters than that. Suppose your 17-year-old son, who has never set the world afire with his grades, announces one week into his senior year that he plans to join the Army at the end of the school year. He doesn't intend to go to college; he's not sure if he'll have enough credits to graduate from high school.
So onto this week's question: If you found yourself in this situation, would you negotiate? Or would you accept his decision without further discussion?