Cheri - posted on 10/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My precious middle son seems to be adrift and trying to "coast" through his classes. We have never dealt with this before now, but all of a sudden in jr. high, he has discovered football and a social life. He failed to do homework and was failing a test, so we pulled him from his favorite sport for one game. The academic focus seems to be improving, but how can we be sure? I don't want to see him fall behind again. My oldest and youngest are driven and take care of all of their business. He is the only one who has backslidden and I don't want him to feel like he is inadequate (middle child syndrome everyone talks about) but want to teach him in a positive way without comparisons to his siblings. Any suggestions?