“I’m sure you’ll do fine, Sweetie,” her mother said. “It can take a while to get used to a new environment and all those new teachers.”
“Perhaps,” added her father, “but you should think about why things are different and adjust your expectations. That’s part of the growing up we talked about.”
“I am growing up,” Frannie retorted.
“I’m sure that college professors expect more of their students than your high school teachers did. By the second year, only the students who take college seriously remain. If you’re going to be a nurse, Frannie,” he said, looking directly at his daughter, “you’ll have to figure out what it takes to do well and adjust your behavior and study habits.”
“You’re right, Dad,” Frannie agreed.
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