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|Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:12pm|
I'm new to this board, and in general haven't had much experience with this!! So, bear with me ... I'll probably need some help with all of the abbrev.
I have a 15 yo (in May) daughter who has ADD. She is in 9th grade, and we have (including her) had the most difficult year yet. She has always done well in school and is pretty bright. However, this year has been different; she is actually failing a class and is close in a couple of others. She is in honors classes and doesn't seem to have any difficulty in comprehension, it's all about not being organized, lack of focus, irresponsibility and lack of motivation. The most frustrating part is that I don't think she really even cares about her lack of success this year except the fact that we (her father and I) are disappointed.
We have tried everything!!!!! Positive reinforcements, negative consequences, conferences with her teachers, lessons from me on organization, taking away privileges, something big to work for, etc. Nothing seems to be working!!!! The worst part is that she and I butt heads constantly!! There is nothing but confrontations between all of us now. It's very sad and very frustrating. I am not happy at all with the way our relationship is. I don't know what else to do.
Therefore, here I am!!!! I am so hoping for some new and fresh ideas from you all who are possibly experiencing the same things from your children. I am open for any help, PLEASE!!!! I want these to be the happiest years of her life; unfortunately they aren't right now.
Desparate for some advice,
Mom of Brittany-14+11 mos., Jordan-5+11 mos, Jensen-22 mos