QUOTE (**Tiger*Filly** @ 13/01/2013, 03:03 PM)
The Yr 12 formal is in March. DD#1 is adamant she isn't going.
My first instinct is to try and convince her (not 'make' her as I can't make her do anything).
DH says to leave her be and it's up to her.
Why doesn't she want to go? She is a through and through intellectual, nerdy type who has zero interest in socialising, dressing up, dancing etc. She hasn't worn a dress or skirt apart from her school uniform in years. She has four good friends who make up her entire social set at school and has no connection with the rest of her year level.
What would you do?
I'd suss out why she doesn't want to go - if its just wearing a dress, would she wear a nice suit instead? or is it because her other firends aren't going?
I had a friend in highschool who said the same thing, turns out she thought her parents couldn't afford a dress for her.
If she doesn't want to go, she doesn't have to. Would she have her 4 besties around a few weeks later for an activity she does enjoy? (maybe a night in a really nice hotel room for all of them or somethiong?)