I am sure, seasoned advisers must have dealt with this situation before; hence the question:
How do you deal with stubborn advisee's who do not take any of your advice regarding courses, research, experiments, way to do experiments, writing etc.
1) Do you push for sometime, give them sound advice and let them do whatever they want?
2) Do you give them advice and then push them to follow what you are suggesting (because you know better)?
Style 1 is not that hard; I give advice; student wont listen and I will let them be. The chips may fall where they may. This is easy in practice but there are funds being given to the student and time being wasted (on his stupid ideas)
Style 2 a lot harder to practice and implementation. Not to mention a drain on my limited energy resource.
So blogosphere what has worked for you? and what hasn't?