I have a 12 yr old son and a 5 yr old daughter. About a month or so ago, my 16 yr old nephew moves in with us. Long story made short, his mom picked boyfriend over him. Anyway, he has had a rough life. He has been dragged from one crap hole to another all his life. He has never known his father and never has had a father figure. He is a good kid, believe it or not. He has no behavioral problems, no more than most boys his age. School is a different story. His mom took him out of school a couple of years ago,pretending to homeschool him. She eventually had to put him back in public school and he fell back a few grades. He is a slow learner and nobody ever took the time to help him. He is now in the 9th grade. He is having trouble with some classes, the required ones of course. He has allready failed two required classes and lost credits. He does seem to be trying harder now that we are here and pushing him. The thing is,I really want him to stay in school and graduate, but he wants to quit when he turns 18 and get his GED. Plus he wants to go into the Army when he gets out of school and from my understanding they do not accept GED's. (?) He doesn't want to stay in school because he will be 19 when he graduates and he thinks that is terrible. I need some advice on this from some pros who has been there done this. I am new to this and I want to help him and make sure he doesn't follow the same path his mother has for years. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!