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I have a 13 year old girl in the 7th grade. She has the ability to be an all A student and is bringing home D's. Her father and I have dealt with this issue for 3 years now. It looks as if she will most likely retake the 7th grade. She does her homework, and then doesn't turn it in. The teachers say she participates in class and has the correct answers, but her grades do not reflect the smarts in her head. We have tried a lot of different motivations, grounded her for long periods of time, etc. I know she is bored, but she needs to have the grades before the school system will place her in accelerated classes. We have even been to counseling for her - the counselor released us and said she was so smart she knew what the counselor was doing to try and stay 2 steps ahead of her. So the counselor said she couldn't help her and released her. We are at our wits end. If there is anyone who has any advice on how we can help our child, I would appreciate hearing it. She is not skipping classes, doing drugs, or any of those things - so they are not an issue. It's just basically the boredom and rebellion. We have implemented all sorts of procedures over the last 3 years to help her achieve better grades - all to no avail. PLEASE HELP US!!! Thank You - geniewit
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