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How can I get my brother change his attitude of casual approach towards life ?

Nowadays i am quite worried about my brother. He is 19 yrs old. At schooling he was above average student. From childhood he had sharp mind but casual approach Now he is in BCom 2nd year but he is still continuing that casual approach which leads his failure in 1st year. He wasted his one academic year and about to waste second. We tried to tell him in all the possible ways we know but in vain. We never forced him to take a particular field he has taken it on his own but god knows where the problem arises. My mother used to compare him with his friends and our cousins but now from last 1 2 yrs she stopped it as it may cause a depression . His behavior is becoming a cause for mental stress to my parents and so to me. Please suggest what to do.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

The medically related reasons for his bad performance in studies can be

1)some youngsters have thought disorders and learning difficulties that even they don’t know.This makes them difficult to learn and so they avoid it.

2)Drug abuse.These days drug abuse has become very common in teenagers and that remains as an addiction.When a person is addicted to a substance or habit , it is difficult for him to concentrate on other things

Please observe your brother and try to find if he has any difficulty in keeping his academics upto his level.

At this age , the development of brain occurs in a way to be very flexible.The ideas and perspective towards his life that he gets now remains firm after 20s .So it is important he has a focus on what he really wants.

Though it is difficult , it is possible to change a teenager`s behavior than a person of 20 s.that’s evident by scientific studies too.

I guess that helps you and all.

If you need any help you can ask me.

Take care

Answered: Sat, 9 Jul 2011
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