This morning my dd, was dressed for a field trip at school today. On the way, I mentioned its Tuesday, my dd was like.. really.. my field trip is on wednesdy, so we had to turn around, go back home to change into her uniform for school today. We suppost to stop at my moms work to get a premission form for a different field trip. I told her, we couldn't stop, wed already turned around once. She left this paper at my moms house yesterday.
So, I get to work at 8, on time.. no problem..
At 8:15 - she calls me from school, stating that she needed the premission slip out of my moms cars, that field trip was today. SO, she expected me to leave work, go get premission form and bring it to her - all in 15 minutes.
I told her No, she should be more organized. She has a planner the school gave her and one that id bought. We've gone to counseling earlier this year, to help with school, cuz she just seems lazy and not doing her school work. She thinks, oh I have a 70, I passed and its all good. She did what she needed for the counselor and has gone back down again. So, I know, she can do the work.
So, this morning, my thoughts were, she can't remember homework and does her assigement half way. She can sit and think about that stuff, while her class goed on a field trip.
Do you expect your 6th, going into 7th grader to be more organized..
Was I wrong to make her sit out and stay at school?
Its driving me crazy, but I'm an organized person so I want to know if I'm asking to much for her age.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:14 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by hibbingmom at 2:10 PM on May. 10, 2011
Don't feel guity your daughter needs to learn responsibility. Your were discussing this with her that morning. Sounds like you have been working with her on this for a while, She just learned a very important lesson. (hopefully). in the future I would suggest marking important dates on the calender for your family. This way the whole family will be reminded. I am a mom of four twin boys who are 7 a 18 year old who is graduating this June and a 20 year old. You can imagine how hectic it can get. I am a SAHM so I have extra time to focus on that kind of stuff.
Answer by mommiedear at 12:59 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 1:12 PM on May. 10, 2011
I would have written the FT on our master calendar so we all would have been on the same page. It's your job as the Mom to keep everyone on task. You need to help her with this, even into High School. Now she is singled out and not included in the group at school. So, no she won't be thinking about being organized, she will be thinking about being left out. The actual reason why will be lost on her, and when she looks back it will be a sore memory, not a learning experience. Sorry, but that's how kids think, you can't change that.
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:35 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by shay1130 at 12:44 PM on May. 10, 2011
Answer by ttk2 at 1:24 PM on May. 10, 2011