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MY 16 YERA OLD dd.......

my 16 year old dughter normily dose rilly good in school but lattly her greads are slipping should i be worried? what should i do? why could this be?


Asked by sgmommy40 at 9:07 AM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I would talk to her. don't act like you are mad or anything. just ask her about school. What is her favorite class? What is her least favorite class? Ask her about how her friends are doing? (by asking about her current friends or the ones you know about you should be able to find out if she is still hanging out with them, if there are new friends, etc) Ask her about her teachers. If she is in any extra curriculars ask about how those are going. How was drama practice today? Did you have a good softball practice? I think you get the idea.

    You also should make arrangements to go and talk to her teachers. Find out if they have noticed any differences in how your daughter is in class or if they have any ideas as to why her grades are slipping. If its new material or something maybe she just needs to work harder and isn't use to having to work at school. Good luck!

    Answer by aly38914290 at 9:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • well gee you arent helping her with her homework are you? wow. i think this is just a drama starter question.

    Answer by jodi205 at 9:12 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Talk to her teacher,and see if she/he can help her before or after school,most will be glad to help. Good Luck.

    Answer by Val504 at 9:14 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Okay so the first to people were very rude!!! But anyway...Sit down and talk to her about whats going on in her life maybe take a day with just the two of you so you girls can have girl talk and like Val504 said talk to her teachers see what her weak spots are and see what you and the teachers can do to help her improve them. Don't go at your DD to strong you might start a fight and never get the answer to what the problem is. Good luck

    Answer by sunshinestar110 at 9:18 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • jodi205

    yes she definately needs to work on her spelling, but why would you think this is a drama starter question. if people would just answer the question there wouldn't be any drama. i think answers like yours and the one above yours are the drama starters.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I agree with Aly38914290.

    Talk with her and with her teachers, especially a teacher you know she is close with.

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 9:28 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • it's people like jodi that makes moms not wanna ask for help on here anymore, I had 3 friends that were on here and they decided to close there account because of so many rude people.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I don't think the first comments are rude. Why is the first sentence misspelled so badly, and the other two spelled just fine? Something is fishy in this question. If it's an honest question, then my advice to you is to go back to school yourself. Set a good example for her and then the two of you can bond through your school work, maybe even do your homework at the same time.

    Answer by texassahm at 11:48 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Well, if your daughter normally does really good in school but lately her grades are slipping (*wink*) then maybe it's time you sit down and talk to her about this. Something is going on, either kids are bothering her, bullying her, could be boyfriend or girlfriend troubles, drugs, etc.

    Don't yell at her, don't accuse her, just talk to her and ask her what's going on.

    Good luck.

    Answer by summerdayz at 1:34 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Agree, talk.. dont' dramatize. Check with her, and check with her teachers... and offer help, support. This is a make-it-or-break-it moment... and be ready to handle what ever the cause is.

    Answer by PhillyinFrance at 1:40 PM on Apr. 6, 2009