I pick up my princess from school today. Ask her the same thing I always do when she gets in the car.
Mom: How was your day?
Mom: Thats good. Do you have any homework?
This is how almost everyday plays out. So we get home and Tuesday is folder day where they send home all her work and a weekly citizenship grades. Except today we get her progress report. I about flipped. She has C, D and a F. I was lived mind you. I expect her to have A's and B's. There is no reason she shouldn't. Half the stuff she is doing we have already covered when we where homeschooling. There are a few things that are new and if she doesn't understand them then we work on them. So I thought. Well she isn't turning in her homework or she isn't doing her class work. I was mad. So I get her notebook out and we go through it. There are papers in there in different spot that she hasn't done. So I asked her about it. She knows she is in trouble because 1st now she is caught. I see that they pages aren't done. I told her flat out. You wanted to go to school. This is something you have chosen to do. If you are going to go to school you are going to do it right. If she was home she doesn't get grades but all her work has to be done before she is able to play or watch tv or get on the computer. So it should be the same at school in my opinion. Her school is a magnet school. So much "fun" things to do. I choose to put her in that school so she could have all the options for learning through the arts. I am thinking maybe I should have just stuck with homeschooling. At least I am not having to worry about her failing her classes. Why is she acting this way I ask myself. Why isn't she doing her classwork. What is causing her not to do her homework? It isn't distractions. The TV isn't on when she is doing her homework? Is is because she is just being defiant and not caring at all if she does well. I so Wish I knew. I wish that I could sit in the corner and her not know I am there at school to see what exactly what she is doing. I requested a conference and hubby wants to go with me. He is upset too. She shouldn't be failing her classes. I don't want to put her back on ADD meds. But I have this feeling that is where it is going to end up because she has to succeed even if she is 10. I want her to go to a good college and if she doesn't learn good study habits now, they wont be good in high school.
Am I asking to much of her??