Behavior: Teen

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

Bullying

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work at school. She has always just gotten by. This bothers me, because I try to excel in whatever I do, but she just accepts mediocrity and I don't believe she tries hard. I just got her progress report and she is not passing any classes. I don't think she's into drugs. She could probably be having sex because I can't monitor her every move, but she does have to be in the house by 9 week day and week end. Her father and I just put her on punishment for the bad...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

Discipline

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

Disrespect & Disobedience

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a good kid. She has her head on straight (most of the time), but loves to give me a hard time. It feels like I have lost all controll of things when it comes to her. She no longer has the respect for me she once did, and can be very disrespectful, and quite mean and hurtful. She is a sophmore in college prep highschool wich is 2 hours away from home. Last year she could not wait to go, Her brother is a senior at another high school prep school, Now this year she...

Friends

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Advice on 15 Year Old

I have recently found out my 15 y/o has gone behind my back to date a 17 y/o...

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Self Esteem

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Teaching Self-esteem

We had a parent-teacher conference with my 4 year old's preschool teacher the other day, and one of the things she told us is he needs to work on self-esteem. Here's my problem, I'm bipolar, which complicates things when I get depressed or angry and my son automatically thinks it's his fault. Plus, my self-esteem is in the tank. My husband tries, but his self-esteem slips too. How do two self-esteem challenged parents raise a child with good self-esteem?

Social Skills

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Unmotivated 16 Year Old

My 16 year old daughter is very smart, but is very unmotivated to complete her school work, therefor seems to be running a C average in almost everything. I speak to her teachers who say she 'drifts off' in class. She often gets zeros for homework she 'does not feel like doing'. I realize a C average is not the end of the world, but I know she is capable of more and would like her to be able to go to college. I have taken away privliges, offered incentives, etc, and she says she will do better, and may for a very short time, then its back...

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Social

I find myself exhausted lately....it's great that my dd shares everything...

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My 16 Year Old

I have a 16 year old daughter who is very smart, but she doesn't do her work...

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16 Year Old Daughter

My daughter has just turned 16 in September. She is for the most part a...

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Testing Limits

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Seeking Parents Advice on Rules for My 15 Year Old Son.

My son has in general always been respectful, kind, hardworking and grateful. After recieving his iphone and entering into the texting, facebook world everything about him is changing. Friends are the main focus. Typical teen stuff parents are idiots, knows all the answers etc. What concerns me is his disrespect and feelings of entitlement. We have had a family meeting with him laying down some rules an guidelines. Some of them: phone must be given to us by 10pm on school nites, 10:30pm curfew. No going out with friends on school...

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Testing the Sass

My 11 yr old son is starting to test how sassy and disrespestfulnes by his...

Violence

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Drawings of Violent Pictures by a Child.

My boyfriend's 7 year old draws violent pictures at school all the time. If there is an animal on his work it is gutted and blood is all around it. There has been times that he's talked about killing himself due to his stuttering and not feeling accepted at school. He is fascinated with violent games on you tube. We have put a stop to him watching this and have been monitoring his internet time. He is always pretending to shoot at kids at school, has a hard time listening and doing class work. The teachers say he's very smart, loves to read...

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16 Year Old Daughter

Need I say more, I have a 16 yr old daughter who I feel is just isolating us...

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