SO worried & scared for our son, a junior in High School.

MK - posted on 11/18/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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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!

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Gardensparrow - posted on 11/19/2014

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Well, it's definitely frustrating feeling like our kids are going downhill and not knowing why. Does his school have a counselor that you could speak to and see if they have some insight into why there's been this change in him? If not, maybe even consider talking to a therapist in your area. It never hurts to get a professional's opinion. Lastly, as far as his schoolwork, maybe it's time to look into a tutor. Someone who can work one on one with him and figure out what he's most struggling with. So, just a few things to consider. Hope things improve for you guys!

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Afaq - posted on 11/18/2014

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They might tell you what is keeping him from studying or what keeping his mind busy with . Friends ate the best to know about our kids' problems

MK - posted on 11/18/2014

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Thanks for your response. But talk to the friend about what? I think his friends are doing much better academically & they are good boys from good families. They always hang out together.

Afaq - posted on 11/18/2014

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I think you have done everything that a parent could do ! But i would try talking to one of his best friends and try to know more ! He will hate but try to shush the friend with smthn

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