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What do you do for a 11.5 yo who won't ask for help, won't ask teachers questions?? She got an F in Math on a test again, hurrys through her work, guessing, doesn't double ck her homework, test etc. just doing the bare minumum in all aspects of her life?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Feb. 3, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Maybe she is depressed? Get her involved in activities...something you can do with her if she won't do them alone.(some ex:karate class,softball,a club doing something she has shown an interest in) One on one counseling,and family counseling. A tutor for her school work.
    Maybe she has a poor self image? Are kids picking on her at school?Lacking self confidence? There could be so many reasons for a child to start behaving this way...the best thing you can do is be there,be supportive and get involved.
    Hope it all works out! Good Luck!

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 9:54 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Maybe she has a learning disability? How long has this been going on? Many very bright children that have learning disabilities can compensate for the disability for years before it is discovered, which is typically when the work moves on to higher thinking skills. Given her age, she's a prime candidate to be a child with an LD. You should talk to the teacher about your DD's education needs first, then possibly request that the school district evalute your DD for a learning disability. You must make the request in writing, then the school has a specific number of days to respond to you, do the evaluations & then meet w/you to discuss the results. Write the letter to the building principle & "cc" to the class teacher & director of special education services for your district. I strongly suggest that you read up on your state's special education laws. It's late in the year, so what you do now may end up being for next year.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Is she frightened?

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:54 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

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