MK - posted on 11/18/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
Our son, 16, is going from bad to worse. His grades started dropping the very first term in 11th grade. All we see are Ds & Fs. We got emails from all 5 core subject teachers alerting us that either his homework's weren't turned in or that he is in danger of failing that subject! Thats when we even come to know about what is going on in his school, because he does not like to have an open conversation about school work, homework, tests or anything. He shuts us up & says he will deal with it! He is such a bright child if only he puts his mind to it. Its like he doesn't care @ all about good grades, maintaining them & coming out of high school with better prospects. He has become so lazy over the past 3 years, he will only sit on his bed after he returns from school. He will sit there until bed time! He doesn't move except for bathroom! We've tried so many things- taking away phone, disconnecting his wi-fi so he sits @ the desk, several talks, ice cream/dinner outings with my husband! He seems to say that he understands & says he will do better. W rare @ our wits end & terribly concerned. We do not know where to seek help for him & what to do!