My recently turned 15 year old sons progress report is abysmal. It is his first year of high school, now what do I do? You would think with two before him, I would have it all worked out, but each kid is so different. I thought something was up and had been asking him over and over about school but not getting any replies. I wanted to trust that he had it handled and am trying to be hands off, hopefully letting him learn how to manage his own life. I don’t want to become the helicopter parent, but now I need to step in.
The first thing that comes to my mind is take away the cell phone, plus many other electronic devices. Through past experience I have learned that you have to be consistent and follow through with discipline, but I will have to confess I am not the best disciplinarian. This is the part of parenting teens that I find most difficult.
Here is how one family “humiliated” their teen that received bad grades, Do You Punish Your Kids for Bad Grades? – Education – Families.com. This is not really a tactic that I believe in or plan to take. Every household deals with discipline differently and I am not one to judge what is right or wrong. Since it is President’s Week I have 5 days to come up with a plan and I think he needs to be a part of the process.
I am desperately seeking input,
How do you handle it when your kids have unacceptable report cards?