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Stephanie - posted on 11/14/2014
If she is acting out in school chances are there is something more deep going on with her and the only way to vent out what is bothering her is to act out in school. Try to talk to her and see what is bothering her. Be understanding and loving. Teens have their own language when they communicate so understand that. Do not be so quick to dismiss her behavior problem, like I said there's a bigger issue going on and for some reason she is afraid or ashamed to tell you. High school can be such a hard and challenging time in a child's life. Do everything you can right now in your power to keep her in school. 1 out of 7 teachers will actually try to help her and figure out what's wrong and you'd be lucky to get that. You are her only hope. Don't give up on her or her education. Remind her how important education is and graduating high school is. Of course if what ever is bothering her doesn't get resolved school/education will be the last thing on her mind. If all else fails maybe homeschooling her would be a better option. Yes getting a GED is okay but, if you know she is capable of doing the school work and eventually graduating help her. Can she read and write? I am just asking because I grew up with a brother who could not read what so ever and his handwriting was that of a small child in that case there are other alternatives that can help her. If however she is capable of reading and writing then we know it's not that she can't do the work in school it's that she doesn't want to or does not see the importance of doing her work. Like I said there is a bigger issue going on with her. Sometimes teens need a parent and sometimes they need a best friend to confide in to. You have to balance both so that she can confide in you in what ever is bothering her. Don't give up on her, love her, and be there for her. I pray for you and your daughter and hope that whatever is causing her to act out that she finds a way speak up so that she can get the help she needs. Life is bigger than your neighborhood block or high school. It will get better just have patience and love. Hope this helps. With love in Christ, Stephanie.
Sarah - posted on 11/13/2014
Set up a meeting with the teacher, Dean of Student and your daughter. That way everyone get lay out the issues and a behavior contract can be established. Consequences for violating the terms should be outlined very carefully. If she gets kicked out, push her to at least get her GED.
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