My 15yr old brother is in summer school AGAIN! Not because he has a learning disability but because of Pure laziness.
One teachers comment: It's too bad you didn't feel like putting in the time and effort to succeed because I believe you have the ability,
Another teacher: you could easily be an "A" student if you put your best self forward.
Another talks about his incessant talking
He just NEVER turns in his homework and fails, and it pisses me off that my parents reward his bad behavior by never punishing him.
Do you think a kid in Summer School should be punished?
I understand how frustrating it is when you care about someone & they aren't living up to their potential & making mistakes that could negatively affect their lives. Ultimately, your parents will deal with him the way they see fit. They may not want your input on this one. So don't offer it unless it comes up. I will say, that if it was my child & all other possibilities of any other causes for the failing grades was ruled out, I would be taking away privileges like the video games, since that could be a distraction from his learning.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:46 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 7:27 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 7:37 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
I would take away video games. Carnival? Depends on if he was the only one I was taking or if there were other kids going and if I could trust him to stay at home by himself (age / maturity). I wouldn't want to punish other kids for his screw ups, but if he were the only one going then I would put the hammer down on the carnival idea. I don't really see that as punishment, I see it more as a loss of privilege. I don't consider those the same thing. Punishment is doing additional work, like having to read something and prepare a book report for the mother to read separate from school work. Or yard work. Or cleaning the house. Or laundry. At least his own laundry if he doesn't already do his own.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:13 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 7:20 PM on Jun. 12, 2013
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Answer by NotPanicking at 9:18 PM on Jun. 12, 2013