When my son had a chance to go to an exclusive private high school I kept my mouth shut. He came to me and said that he would like to go to the high school in our district instead of the private school. His exact words were "I have 4 more years to play football and baseball with my friends and then probably never get to play with them again. I promise to get good grades(straight A's since 2nd grade), stay out of trouble and practice/play my butt off if you agree." What could I say? Thank goodness he has kept every promise and probably will be a valadictorion and certainly a four year varsity lettermen in both sports.
Don't push!! Guide!!!