My dd who will be 15 in a few days and a sophomore in HS. She's always been a good kid in school. Never had a teacher complain. she's always been a great student with perfect grades. Yesterday she tells me she has to study for a health test today. She goes on to tell me that she actually needs to study because she talks to much in class and she's not sure if she knows the material. I went online and checked her grade in the class and her grade is perfect. Literally can not get any higher. I have a problem with her being to chatty that she's not sure if she knows the material. The teacher has not said anything to me. According to her the teacher has never confronted her but has made comments to the whole class about disrespectful people that can't be quiet. She also has never moved my dd or the two friends that talk. I told my dd if the teacher comes to me to complain that she can't shut her mouth she is loosing her phone for 2 weeks. In her mind its the teachers fault for not confronting my dd or moving her seat. She actually said if her grade is perfect and the teacher wont move her seat then its no big deal. I even explained why her talking is a problem and disruptive to the class and interferes with the rest of the class's learning. She went on to say that if another kid fails its not her fault. I told her i would be happy to call the teacher and ask that her seat be moved myself. She of course declined and i reminded her she knows the consequences of her talking and the ball is in her court now.
but where is the attitude coming from? I'm starting to think there is something in the water because all 3 of my kids are becoming different ppl in school. Her with the talking, My son is doing really really well in school (not complaing but just so opposite from his norm) and my youngest had a report sent home a few weeks ago from the gym teacher. She was late to class twice. she was caught chewing gum and she's too chatty. I saw the gym teacher at parent teacher just before Halloween and he said its been much better since the letter went home but still.