I'd make an effort to check on his work and make sure understands the work and what he's doing. If he's really struggling and not just fooling around then I'd speak w/his teacher as see where you can go from here. Maybe after school help, a tutor, or is it him? Most likely you won't get the truth from your child unless you really know and trust him, if so and he's fooling ard, ground him. Take away privledges until the grades come up and have the teacher send a progress report if you don't want to wait for a marking period. You can ALWAYS converse with the teachers, no so much your kids.
at 12:32 PM on Jan. 16, 2011