I found out yesterday (and more today) that my 11yo son has not been fully honest about his homework and studying. He comes home in the afternoons and tells me that he finished all of his homework at school, so all he has to do is practice his violin.
He hasn't been fully prepared for classes with having necessary items completed, not completing assignments to educational expectations, and has been socializing too much. It floors me because he got a great report card at the end of January. His teachers have told me that this has been going on for the last 3 weeks.
His math teacher emailed me because my son got a 41% on a math test last week. The teacher gives them 2 days to bring the test home and have it signed by a parent so that they can retake the test for a better grade. My son didn't bring home the test and didn't get to take the retake as a result. According to his math teacher, my son hasn't been focusing and being responsible. So I emailed his other teachers to see how he was doing in their classes. I heard pretty much the same from all of his teachers. When I tried to talk to my son about it, he got mad and then started crying, saying that his teachers hate him.
Help!? What would you do?