I’m always amazed how many parents drag their teens in to see me in May and early June. Their concerns are always the same—“Joey is getting D’s and F’s. What should we do?” I see a ton of 9th graders. They had a bad first term and an even worse second term. Their parents decide to bring them over in May. I have to give them bad news—it’s too late to salvage the semester.
I think that there are many factors that contribute to this problem. Children are the original optimists. After a spotty first semester, they promise to work harder next
semester! They are sure that they... Read More