12years old kid start hiding problem and lie about studies

Zohra - posted on 10/10/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi my son is 12 and doesn't want to go school ,s branch wanna transfer when I say why he has no answer
When I attended PTM i realize he was failed in one subject and just passing mark in all .and lied to me teacher did not give result and will give after half yearly exam .
Please tell me how to force him to take interest in study just like he use to take interest.


Dove - posted on 10/10/2015




You can not force your child to be interested in school. You can't even force them to do their work. What you CAN do is make the consequences of NOT doing the work so unpleasant that getting the work done is the best choice.

Why did he fail the one subject? DId he not understand the material and not seek help... or did he just not complete enough of the work? The answer to that would 'slightly' modify my approach, but I make it well known to my children that it is up to them to seek help when they need it. If they complete all their work, study hard, and seek tutoring and still have a problem... they will not be punished for struggling in school. If they are getting poor grades because they are not completing the work or not seeking help when they know they are struggling... life as they know it (friends, sports, electronic devices, etc...) ends until the grades come up.

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