OK, 16 year old son WAS doing good in school. He's now failing one class with a D in another. The HONOR STUDENT. ALL HONOR COURSES. Why is he Failing Math? Because he forgets to add the negative sign or some other simple little item. Not beacuse he doesn't understand it. And the D? Well when you're only given 1 assignment a week and you screwed up on one, well what do you expect? Now he's at his sister's throat constantly trying to piss her off.
14 year old daughter has been grounded FOREVER. I ended up putting a parenting app on her cell and gave it back. She found away around it, turned it off and was bragging to her friends. I took it and put it on the counter with a note saying why I took it. What did she do? She picked it up before she went to school. She is constantly nasty, horrible to both me and her brother, and is just mean and hateful to everyone. Honor student, dropped to Cs, why? "I don't know"
12 year old daughter, Brought grades up from last year, acing everything, social butterfly, friendly, helpful and caring.
Me, at my wits end. I am so tired of the fighting, arguing and bickering going on. I have decided that they aren't allowed to do it in the house. I informed them of it. They did it anyways and I locked them outside (one in pjs) to work it out. Let them in an hour later. They fight before school, after school, after supper, before bed, ALL the time. About stupid crap. He had the sponge I wanted. I wanted to wipe off the counters and not her, etc. Geez!
What can I do to just settle myself down? I am getting so down that I can't sleep. I just want my family back to normal.