Linda - posted on 05/16/2011 ( 30 moms have responded )
I'm about ready to run away from home! My extremely smart 14-yr old daughter doesn't do her homework and keeps making excuses or out and out lying about it. She'll say she didn't know about it, or she turned it in and doesn't know why it got a zero, that maybe her name wasn't on it. Or she'll say she submitted it online and her teacher said he didn't get it...on and on. She has finally admitted that she's been lying and will do better. But yesterday it took her 8 hours to do one assignment that should have taken less than an hour...only reason she got it done is because my husband and I kept checking on her periodically. It's exhausting. She is failing two classes and flirts with academic probation every quarter. She is in private Christian school, which she loves, but won't do the work. We don't want her to go to our local public school because it has been inundated with gangs and they cater to the lowest common denominator. I don't know how to motivate her...we've tried talking, taking away her phone, i-pod, computer, grounding her, nothing seems to phase her.