I get home from a long day of work to find out that my teenager has dropped his grades…..again! What did I do? Did I hurt someone when I was a kid to deserve this type of punishment? I’m kidding….kind of.
I ask why he hasn’t turned in his assignments. “I don’t know; I forgot.”
I ask “When I asked if you had any homework, why did you say no?” His response; “I don’t know.”
I go to Pinterest to see what I can find that might help. I find different strategies that I try, all to no avail.
My husband takes time to show my son how to make a list. He shows him how to cross off the finished assignments on his list. Two days later, we find ourselves right back at square one.
I have taken everything away. I mean EVERYTHING! No more X-Box! No more TV! No more computer! The list goes on and on. What happens when there is nothing to take away and there is nowhere to turn?
I sit in results meeting after results meeting and I hear parents say the exact same things that I find myself saying to my son. Their words echo mine:
“What do I do?”
“I’m so frustrated.”
“I’ve tried everything. I don’t know what else to do.”
Guess what? Because I have made the same exact statements when talking with my son, I actually do understand. So what, do I recommend, you may ask, aside from shipping him off to military school? Sylvan study skills!
Check out the brand new Sylvan Advanced Study Skills program and see what it has to offer. Allow the professionals to help your child. Through Sylvan, my son’s study habits have improved, along with his grades. I trust my child with Sylvan. Will you?