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Im the mother of 3, ages 23, 20 and 15. My goal is to get my 20 year old through college and my 15 year old through high school and then college. My 20 year old is currently at a local community college where most of the classes he needs only take 18 students and offer only one class per semester. needless to say, he isnt getting where he needs to be because of the enrollment process. He is getting extremely frustrated. My 15 year old daughter is beginning tenth grade this fall and just isnt motivated. She gets low grades. She doesnt seem to care. She gives minimum effort. I have tried everything to help her raise her grades. She is currently enrolled in Sylvan. I keep in touch with her teachers. no matter what she just doest have the motivation to do better. Her behavior at school is always good. Never any complaints.
Post in: any advice our 15 yr old daughter does not have friends in highs school October 1, 2009
Although you cannot make her join any clubs continue to encourage her to join one that she shares an interest in. Remind her that they all have... More »
My son graduated in 2007 from Utica High School. I think for the most part his experience was good. Most teachers were dedicated. One was very disorganized... More »
Post in: Low motivated 15 yr old daughter July 14, 2009
my daughters grades started slipping in 6th grade, but not terribly. every year they get increasingly worse. she went to a private school pre k... More »
Your daughter MUST stand up for herself. That is the only way the bullying will stop. I the bullies know that she will not take crap from them,... More »
Started conversation: Low motivated 15 yr old daughter July 10, 2009
Any advise about how to motivate a 15 yr old girl. Getting Ds seems ok to her but most definitly not for her parents. We've tried grounding,...