The reason I'm asking is because I have a 16 yr old son who I believe needs it. A little backstory: DS went to Catholic school for grades 1-8, and did ok academically. We always had to stay on top of him to complete homework, projects, etc. he didn't study much on his own so his father & I monitored his study time & even asked grandpa to help tutor. He never used a planner despite us begging & threatening him to use one. Then high school last year he didn't meet expectations & ended up with Bs & Cs. We hired a tutor - twice a week. Ask him about upcoming assignments, ask if he needs help studying, etc. Its done no good. Here we are sophomore year & he's got a 65 in chemistry & 69 in Spanish. IF he applies himself he is capable of Bs at least. He is just the laziest kid I've ever met. He is the typical sullen moody teenager most of the time - always complaining about his younger siblings (ages 12, 10, 7). We've grounded, taken away privileges, taken away electronics...nothing works. He just doesn't care! He can't even keep his bedroom clean & completely the same weekly chores we all do! And he's 16!
I can't let him fail. We need to prepare him to be the best person he can be in life. I love him so much & it is killing me to know that we will probably be sending him away this Fall. He is a great person, but lacks any motivation & passion for anything besides soccer.
Thanks for hearing me out. Your thoughts or comments are appreciated.