need advice

Griselda - posted on 11/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




hi im a 29 year old mother and having some trouble with my 13 year old son and school he is just no intrested in school ive taken away his phone and games how can i get him motivated to actually like school and want to do good?


Javeia - posted on 11/19/2012




College, a good career seems so far away to kids his age. It is really about you and your son's teacher coming together to find FUN ways to make school seem fun.

I have noticed a trend with parents, while the child is young the parent is overly involved with everything the child does but as they grow up, it seems as the interaction and involvement diminishes. If you fit into this category, this could be the root causes of his lack of enthusiasm.

If he is having difficulties in a subject relate that thing back to something he likes. For instance, if he has to learn the part of the cell in science try having him write a song, or pretend they are characters in a game. Bring school to his level and make it fun through the use of games, mnemonics, youtube, etc. there are countless things out there to try. Get his friends involved host a study group complete with snacks and such.

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Good luck

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