My 13 year old daughter's grades have been dropping very badly since the second quarter. I just got her report card in the mail this weekend and was astonished to see that she actually failed two classes and not by just a point or two..much much worse. Samantha has been tested several times for learning disorderes. She actually passed the test as an above average student. Her problem, she says, is that when something gets hard, she freezes and doesnt want to learn anymore or do the work. Every quarter I have punished her..taking her phone and other things off of her. It doesnt seem to work. I also promise reqards for good grades like 80 and above. That has never happened.
In the Fall, she will be going to an Anxiety councelor because she does have some Anxiety issues which could be causing this. For now though I just dont know what to do. I cant just let the summer go and not do a thing. I have considererd summer school but cant afford it. Anyone else have this problem??