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  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Freshman Grades Were Terrible
    When a student is embarrassed by his freshman year performance, he needs to perform a self-exam of his academic year. ...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Honor Roll Student Now Failing to Complete Homework
    Our expert advises a parent to help her underachieving son understand his responsibilities for completing homework. ...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Underachieving Teens
    Underachieving Teens Most parents find it difficult to tolerate a teen whom they feel isn't trying. His or her refusal to do homework is often an indirect way of expressing anger and confusion. Under-achievement in kids can be caused by many thi...
  • School and Learning
    ADHD
    ADHD, Bright, and Failing
    Learn what to do when Is your child with ADHD is very bright, but not motivated to do his schoolwork. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Seventh-Grader Can't Bring Grades Up
    Seventh grade is a very tough transition year, and often students and their parents have to change the way they approach studying. ...
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    Grades
    Eighth-Grader's Grades Are Dropping
    This child appears to be manifesting a typical eighth-grade, second-quarter trait -- feeling that "it won't happen to me and I don't need any help." ...
  • Teens
    Teen Stress
    My Parents Are Pressuring Me to Get Perfect Grades
    When parents behave like this, it can make a kid feel that the only time she is appreciated by her parents is when she gets high grades. ...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Eighth-Grader Not Trying in School
    Not doing well might be a bid for attention -- any kind of attention, even if it's bad. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Reversing Negative Academic Trends
    When a child's aptitude in a particular subject is declining, you can take steps to reverse the trend. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    When a Good Student Begins to Fail
    Fearing that a child will fail is normal, but whether or not she does is her choice. The parent's role is to be patient and set good boundaries. ...
  • School and Learning
    Preparing for College
    Sports Scholarship, but Bad Grades
    Our expert advises a high school senior about possible next steps. ...
  • School and Learning
    Transition to Middle School
    11-year-old Musician Suddenly Ignoring Academics
    It is not unusual for any student's grades to slip initially upon entry into junior high. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Rewarding Grades in School
    Is it beneficial to all students to reward grades in school with special events? ...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Twelve-Year-Old Hates School
    Your daughter cares less than you do about her success in school, and until she cares there really isn't any way for you to change her. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Failing Seventh-Grader
    Read what this expert suggests to the concerned parent of a failing seventh-grader. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Effective Rewards
    It's not enough simply to reward your child for good grades or behavior. Work with him to decide what the rewards should be. ...
  • School and Learning
    Underachieving
    Thirteen-Year-Old Boy Is Slow to Mature
    When a child is lagging in his academic developmental level, his parents should ask the school to test him for learning disabilities and then devise an educational plan. ...
  • School and Learning
    Grades
    Worried About Grades
    Learn how to take the focus away from grades. ...