Stephanie - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
My husband and I have custody of my 15 year old sister, she been with us for almost a year now, It has been extremely difficult for us because we also have 4 young children of our own. She is in a new school this year, niether one of her parents is really involved in her life at all and the home she had for 7 years just gave her away. At her last school she was failing everything and barely passed the 7th grade. She was doing very well in her new school at first, she even made the honor roll the first marking period, then bam! She's failing her classes, not doing homework, being totally disrepectful to me. I have to repeatedly ask her to do anything, shes lieing about having homework and has no resect for anything or how much things cost. We are realistic, we know shes had a rough life and has some issues. All we've asked is that she do good in school, and do the 1 chore she has. We have grounded her from her cell phone, internet, computer, going anywhere, videogames, pretty much everything as of now she is grounded from all of the above. Yet, shes just become more rude to me and is now failing another class. We don't know what to do at this point, if you have any ideas please, we need help!?