Amanda - posted on 05/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi Everyone I'm new here.
We have two sons (12 and 14) that have been taking classes at the local C.C for 5 (almost 6) years. When it comes to their college classes both are highly motivated (all A's so far), but when it comes to their regular course work here at home is like pulling teeth. My oldest does the bare minimum with his high school subjects (this just started happening this year) and I literally have to be right next to him or he just blows it all off. I'm at my wits end. They want to take college classes this summer ( Year 2 Mandarin , and 3D computer programming), but I'm thinking maybe I should make them cut back until they show more discipline with their other work (the less fun stuff as they call it). Any suggestions for motivation?