First time I held my 16 year old back from a field trip for any reason. Nasty disrespectful behavior, failing 5 out of 7 classes and filthy hoarder type room (been after her for more than 3 weeks to clean it). Field trip is to a restaurant for Spanish class - a class she hates and is failing miserably (has a 42 average - 65 is passing).
Part of me feels like I finally showed some real tough love and hit her where it counts... the other part of me wants to cry my eyes out because I feel like a cruel mom.
guess my post is looking for validation that I did the right thing no matter how much it hurts.