Your teen will probably welcome your help, even if she claims that she doesn’t care about how well she does in school.
As a first step, identify what is causing your teen the greatest difficulty. If it’s a certain class, talk with the teacher about how your teen can improve. If she needs intensive, one-on-one help to catch up, offer to get her a tutor.
Then, talk with your teen about what else you can do together to help her do better in school. Let her know you understand she has a lot going on in her life and you want to help her sort it out.
When your teen does begin making a new effort, notice it. Praise her for trying. Acknowledge the small successes he has on his way to a large one. This will helpmake him want to keep on going.
Extend your appreciation to non-school efforts, too. Thank her for helping around the house. Note it when she takes on a new responsibility. Your recognition her believe she can accomplish her goals.
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