my lazy teenager

Rhonda - posted on 02/10/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My teenage son will not even apply himself and 9th grade and is failing. What can I do or where can I take him to change this. we live in Missouri.

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Jodi - posted on 02/10/2015

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If we, as adults, don't do our jobs, we don't get paid.

Your son's job is to go to school and make an effort at getting his education. It is his job, just as we have our job. If he isn't doing his job, then he doesn't get paid. Therefore all those lovely privileges he has suddenly disappear because he can't "afford" them. I'd be taking it all away and explaining that he can only have those when he actually does his job.

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