Our school will NOT sit a kid out of a game or practice for getting bad grades till high school. They leave it up to parents till then. Do you think it's important to set the example if your kid is doing poorly all with grades? My 14 yo dd is in 8th grade basketball and her grades are dropping. I'm talking F's on tests & quizzes (she just won't study for them). One of her grades has dropped to a D (which has never happened before). This isn't in just one class it's all of her classes except one that have dropped after the 1st quarter. We are thinking of telling her that if it continues and she doesn't pull them up she will miss a game. Would you do this?