Learning is so important for children. There fore we do all we can to help encourage or kids with their learning. For Michael we have plastered the house with words. Everywhere you look you see a word.
But, Brittany is another story. Where do I begin. She has yet to get a good report card. Her science teacher said even though she does not turn in her assignments she passes all her test with flying colors. Therefore he could not fail her. She just is not doing the work required from her. We have done everything that we can do and she just does not care. Those are her words. We took the TV, Stereo, Video Games, Phones, hanging out with friends and now all wants. We even took her $ money From Christmas. It is hers but she can not spend it on what she wants. We have tried all sorts of incentives. Example we bought her a prepaid cell phone and told her if she got good grades and proved it by using her progress reports we would put $25 on it each month. Well, that did not work. Our friends have offered $ for good grades. Nope, that failed also. Driving lessons. Nope that failed. I offered up a skip day. Good grades we would skip a day and hang out and go shopping. Nope, no go. She is a smart kid. I told her in the beginning of the year when we got the first mid quarter that if your classes are to easy prove it to me and I will champion you and have them move you up a grade. Nope, no proof. She is either not doing the work or not turning it in and leaving it in her locker. And still not turning it in.
We hear from all her teachers how smart she is but she is just not putting in the effort. We are just lost and frustrated. We do not know what else to do.