and asked if she could be in the young writers conference, she was to attend a conference with a piece of writing and she would receive a certificate and prize and get to do some fun workshops. Before we agreed we all discussed what would be expected of her in order for her to be able to attend this conference. She is 12 years old and she clearly understood that she would need to keep up her grades on her school assignments and tests as well as her behavior needs to be good. We all agreed. She got an "F" on her math test...turns out none of the kids took the test serious including her, because there was a substitute!!!WHAT? she studied the night before, and I just don't understand how someone who studies for a test received an "F".
She now can not attend the writers conference...and she just does not seem to understand why. Would you allow your child to attend under the same circumstances? how would you handle it?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:51 PM on Apr. 13, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by skittles1108 at 6:53 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by staciandababy at 6:53 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
well . . . either she's going to hate you for a while for "ruining her life", or you going to hate yourself for a while for not standing your ground. you have to pick your battles. good luck lol
Answer by bestmommyeber at 6:58 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 6:59 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by Jjoneslagrange at 7:28 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
I disagree with letting her go, if you agreed in advance and she understood and she got a bad grade then it's a deal breaker. She won't learn anything if you just take away tv and or something. She agreed she would not attend this specific fun thing if she did not comply with getting good grades, test, behavior etc.....
Answer by Anonymous at 7:42 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
I wouldn't let her go. I don't care if bobo the clown is teaching my son's class he better act as if it was his regular teacher in there. She knew what she had to do to go but she decided not to listen and to mess around when she should have been serious. If you let her go now she will be pushing for all kinds of things. You need to stand your ground.
Answer by JAIRATRACI at 9:15 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by BJoan at 10:18 PM on Apr. 13, 2010
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:18 PM on Apr. 13, 2010