I do live in reality, I haven't gotten a ticket since 2011, and guess what? I paid it. My son, at 16, got a speeding ticket in my car going to work after school. Guess what? He paid it! Imagine that!
Ok so did your parents lack parenting skills - did you? Well I guess so because you allowed your son to have the keys and he got a speeding ticket!
My kids, at 22 & 18 both attend college. We sat down & filled out the FAFSA together. However, their student loans are THEIR student loans, not mine. Maybe you have a different set up than the Stafford Loan, I don't know. Their GPA is theirs to handle, or mis-handle if they choose. It's their right as an adult. Video games is not the issue, self reliance is. Taking away an adult's right to choose whatever they choose, is wrong to me.
wow did you even read what I wrote? - I stated that all the student is responsible for is their loans!
The difference in the tuition - do you receive the bill? Colleges address the bill to the "parents of ..." If you read what I wrote you will see that. So if you are paying the difference that the loans via the FAFSA does not cover (and as we all know they do not cover everything) - if your children were failing - would you continue to pay that part of the tuition?
I say if you are - then that is money just going out the door. I
If they were awarded any scholarships where a GPA is needed to be maintained - most university academic scholarships are set up this way for obvious reasons - and say their GPA went below this - would you pay the difference in their tuition that they lost due to having a low GPA? If the answer is yes - then you throwing money out the door. If you say no, then the GPA is important to you.
So yes for me the GPA is for them to maintain - but only in the sense if they do not - then I will not pay for the difference in tuition.
And as I stated before - regarding viewing video games - it had nothing to do with a college student - but you obviously do not read what others write because you have not read what I wrote at least three times.