If the grades are a result of too many choices at home, then eliminate the choices. Just make sure they are bad because she is not working and not because she is not understanding and by extention not able to do the homework. I hate to see kids punished because they would do the work if they knew how. As far as the chores go, when did they become a choice. You do chores PERIOD. If you don't, you don't play. If you want to take all day being moody about having to do the chores, well, fine. Mope all you want, but the chores get done regardless. Do them quickly and you get to go play.
at 12:56 PM on Apr. 1, 2009