Teenager does homework but forgets to hand it in

Heather - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 8 moms have responded )

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What do I do with her? When she does the work and hands it in, she gets A's and B's but she never hands it in. I know she does the work on her own and does copy it from her friends as I am in the same room with her when she does it. She is a smart girl. How do I get her to care? She is in grade 10 and this year is really going to count towards her graduation.



Help? I have been dealing with this for years.

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Mom1 - posted on 01/06/2014

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I am turning grey as each school day passes. I have a 7th grade daughter. She does her work I see it. The following week it was not handed in. She says she did, teacher says she did not. Can not locate the homework! I spoke to the guidance counselor who said I am to overprotective as if she handed in homework she has a 4.0! She now has a d c and 3 a! Where is the homework. We have taken away money added chores took the phone movie dates to the same routine. Any suggestions?

User - posted on 11/11/2008

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We have an on-line parental monitoring system provided by the school district. I tried taking away priviledges, but felt that didn't really apply as a "natural consequence". In a Study Skills packet my son did for make-up credit, it said that writing things down can help transfer thoughts from short-term memory to long-term memory...I make him write it down on his daily schedule. It helps!

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im having the same problem with my son. hes only in 7th grade grade and we told him if he doesnt get with it they are eather going to kick him out of school or hold him back. well see if that works. the thing that made me shape up when i was in school was the threat of my mom going to my classes with me in her pjs.

Lauri - posted on 11/09/2008

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When they are that age it is hard for us to teach them anything. Waa wa wa wa waaaa. Its about organization and time management, and there are some great Franklin Covey seminars that are really helpful.

Laura - posted on 11/09/2008

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I am having the same problem with my 6th grade son. He does the work but forgets to turn it in. He is ADD and I have talked to the teachers. I have asked the teachers to email me every week and let me know if he has turned in everything, but they don't even respond. I had a bargin with my son, he could have his Nintendo DS back on the weekends if he turned in his homework, but I couldn't give it back to him because the teachers didn't reply to my request. I have now gone to the guidence councilor for help. He said he turned in all his work and wanted his DS back, but I couldn't give it to him because the school didn't help me.

Keisha - posted on 11/07/2008

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Some kids are forgetful... Have u tried taking things away/punishment. if that doesnt work.. u may need to get him/her a planner and help them become more organized.. my thing is if they took the time to do it and the only problem is turning it in, its something else. i mean who would take the time out to do the homework and not turn it in.. so i think he/she needs some help with remembering to do it...

Ann - posted on 11/07/2008

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We've been having the same problem with our 7th grade son. This week we decided to implement a policy whereby he has to pay us for every assignment he doesn't turn in or turns in late ($1 for a C, $2 for a D, $3 for an F). We can easily keep track of this as most of his teachers send us a weekly grade report via e-mail and our school district has a parent sight we can enter to see exactly what grades and assignments he has. "Grounding" him from TV, computer, and Nintendo seemed to have no effect -- for him, money talks. What's important to your daughter? Find her "currency" (phone time, dates, time with friends, etc.) and use it to your advantage. I'll let you know if our fee scheme works.

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