My 11 year old is not giving 100% in school. She is forgetful, and unorganized. School started in September and so far she has lost her cellphone,sweater, assignment planner, earrings, and flashdrive! All within a month. I am constantly replacing items. I have helped her organize her folders, work, back-pack, and locker on several occasions. I've sat with her and assisted with homework,that is if she remembers to bring her assignments home when given. Nothing is a big deal to her. She once got a D on a test and told me that at least it was passing and that she didn't understand why I was upset with her. She mentioned that she didn't bother to study for the test. I asked her why she thought it is acceptable to get a D? When I constantly stay on her about studying for tests and quizzes in order to get an A. And I always ask when they are in order to assist with studying? informatio.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)
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Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 6:52 AM on Nov. 5, 2008
The only help you can give her is .....Natural Consequence's!
Do not replace the lost stuff,
do not help her study unless she needs/asks for help, and enforce consequence's, for grades below c-'s!
It is called, tough love for a reason, she forgets lunch, do not bring it. She will remember next time. She gets a bad grade, she gets grounded for a weekend, she will study next time. Etc Etc etc.. It is hard as mothers to let them sink a little, but she needs to be able to pick herself up.
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