I have an 11 year old stepson who lives with my husband and I. Lately his grades have been falling. My husband and I told him he needs to get serious about his school work or he is not going to play sports. Two weeks later we find he is still not turning in assignments and is continue to lie. So we told him that he will not be participating in basketball. Now that basketball season is getting ready to start my husbands ex wife thinks he should be able to play because he is showing some improvement. Keep in mind we are two days into school from Christmas break. I strongly feel once you have told a child what you are going to do you need to stick by it. Granted I think he should have some praise for showing a little improvement. Looking for other opinions.Help!