My son is 13 and is starting to get bad grades...I got two message this week from two teachers he's in danger of failing. I enrolled him in the Boys and Girls Club for tutoring, but he hasn't shown up. I told him he better or I'm taking some things away. I also told him that everynight I want to see where he wrote down his homework for the day and that I will be initialing it for myself not for the teacher and that I would be checking that he did the homework too. He is not happy he said that he hates that I'm all up in his business. I told him that I love him and that I want him to succeed...I don't approve of D and F and there will be consequences. What else can I do?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
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Answer by bellasrose71008 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
You are handling this situation well. I would also have your son get a daily grade slip. Your son will have to be responsible to make sure each teacher signs it daily. Take his privileges away until his grades improve. Using the computer, having a cell phone, going out are all considered privileges. At my daughter school anything below a C is considered a F. (the school give no D) I like this it makes my daughter study more. You can always bribe him if he gets good grades you will buy him something or take him somewhere special.
Answer by mommiedear at 2:17 PM on Oct. 16, 2008
My hubbys mom does this
Each A is worth $10
Each B is worth $5
Each C is worth $3
Get a D and you owe mom $5
Get an F and you owe mom $20
Needless to say my honey got good grades. LOL
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