Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

how can i motivate my teenager to work hard at school?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Dec. 20, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

Answers (2)
  • punish them if they aren't. Or promise them a prize at the end if they reach a certain goal..
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 10:33 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

  • If age appropriate have them get a job and pay for their own things ( clothes, lunches at school, cell phone) and even pay you rent and let them see what it's like to work for the things they need and want. Then tell them if they don't work hard in school they will be working for minimum wage for a very long time. If bad grades persist you might want to check for learning disabilities they can be masked with no putting forth effort because the child has given up. Talk to your child and see if there are underlying problems that can't be seen on the surface

    luvmygrlz

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 10:42 PM on Dec. 20, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN