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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...


My 16 Year Old

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


16 Year Old Daughter

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

Making Friends

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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...

Self Esteem

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How to Boost Teenager Daughter's Self-esteem

Hello mamas, My daughter just turned 14. She has all the qualities that a young lady could dream of: kind, smart, funny, sportive, gifted and physically beautiful. You would say that I am biased, but all our friends, PTA parents, neighbors, whoever knows her would say the same thing :) She is however painfully shy and has low self-esteem. She always thinks she does not do things well enough. I guess part of it because she is a perfectionist. We are not pushy parents. We provide her opportunities for learning and activities but we never...