I’m always amazed how many parents drag their teens in to see me near the end of the school year. Their concerns are always the same—“Joey is getting D’s and F’s. What should we do?” I see a ton of 9th graders. They had a bad first term and an even worse second term. I have to give them the bad news—it’s too late to salvage the semester.
I think that there are many factors that contribute to this problem. Children are the original optimists. After a spotty first semester, they promise to work harder next term! They are sure that they will be able to get their homework done on time.... Read More