bkpan Posted July 12, 2012 Share Posted July 12, 2012 (edited) DS (15yo) is wonderful in many ways and intelligent enough to do really well in his studies, BUT :banghead::banghead: the kid is so lazy and unmotivated it drives us crazy. I really believe that it drives him crazy too! We have talked and talked about this, and he really believes that he has no self-discipline and that he never will... like he just does not believe that he can change! Believe me, we have tried lots of tough love type consequences and he has little to no social life, so natural type consequences have not made a dent. SO, my mom, his nana, says the other day that she was reading about some kid who totally got turned around in direction by being offered $$ for As. Normally, I would think really bad idea, but desperate times certainly cause you to think outside of your box, so to speak, ya know? So nana is willing to offer ds $50 for every A he makes in his tutorial and at home this year if we will let her. What says the hive? Horrible idea or would you be willing to let her do it to see if it might make the difference in him believing that he CAN change and be a more diligent student if he decides to. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and advice, ladies. Kim Edited July 13, 2012 by bkpan silly typo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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