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My son, a freshman in HS is in all honors courses. He also plays baseball and is in jazz band and band (is a class, not extra curricular, except for performances). All of his grades are A's except English which is slipping slowly and is now an 81. I emailed the teacher who said one issue is that he seems to leave class without making sure he is exactly clear on what they discussed in class about the book the are reading at the time, and then gets a lousy quiz grade. English is probably his least favorite subject, but I think he is putting this class last on his list...not sure he cares as much about it as the other classes. I know he can do better, but wonder... if I take his phone away if the grade goes below an 80, perhaps that would help him "focus" and "find more time" to give this class more attention. What do you think? Some days I come home and he's playing a video game and texting his girlfriend, or watching tv and snacking...this is fine with me, but not if I know he's got work to do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:14 AM on Oct. 15, 2012 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by missanc at 6:29 AM on Oct. 15, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 6:50 AM on Oct. 15, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 8:07 AM on Oct. 15, 2012
Answer by tessiedawg at 9:16 AM on Oct. 15, 2012
I would tell him he either gets his grades up or he is out of Baseball. The time he is playing baseball can be used to work on English.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:19 AM on Oct. 15, 2012
Answer by booklover545 at 2:28 PM on Oct. 15, 2012