My 12 yr old son is in 6th grade this year. Well second triad came and went and grades posted. 1 A-,1 nc, and 4 f' s. His grades are poor due to missing assignments. He has 2 teachers that will accept late work all the time. 1 will accept late work but only for certain time limit. The other teachers don't accept. Currently he's grounded from going outside and to friends homes. Well he's supposed to be. I let him out for 30 min a day. Was to hAve no electronics, but Dh allowed him 2 hrs a day on weekends and1 hr a day during the week. He has to spend 10-15 min a day on each subject with an f. Reading his text books, going over notes on top of home work. But I'm thinking now we are too lenient. Right now he's grounded to his room for being disrespectful. And the boy takes it literal. He needs to use the bathroom but won't leave his room because he was told he can't leave. Even though he knows( and was told) he can leave to use the bathroom,eat and go to school. So what are some ideas on punishment for him? He acts and says he doesn't care if he loses anything. I'm really contemplating spAnking his. Butt.