Hi group! I always love the advice I receive in StepMom Central, so here goes.
Because of struggles with my stepadughter's attitude and bad study habits I've been going through disengagement for a year or so now. There are times where I've failed and gotten involved when I shouldn't but for the first 9-weeks of this school year I have been disengageed. Well, now report cards are home and my stepdaughter has a failing grade along with 2 C's.
I was always an overachiever in school, so these grades are like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
When I have been in charge of instructing on school work, her grades were typically good (always a struggle in math but NEVER failing). My first thought is, here it goes again because now more time is spent on one child and not the other.
Do you have any advice, what should I do? Or just stay out of it? My stomach is just in knots. I've been told by the hubs to trust him and now the grades have fallen to the lowest in her school career (she's in 7th grade).