It’s been quite the challenge with our 10 year old son to teach him to be accountable for his actions and la k there of. He has been getting horrible grades last two quarters in school. He failed multiple open book tests because he chose not to open the book and look and guessed . I got him a tutor have been studying with him he got his F in science to a A+ once I saw that I was giving him more freedoms. Then he recently this week got a 65 on math test and 58 on grammar test and 55 on an open book test for social studies. He’s in junior high next year and I am worried he is not seeing how important his education is no matter how young he is and that it’s the building blocks he needs to do well in all his schooling. I want him to realize when he makes wrong decisions it effects his future and it effects other people as well. I will continue to be hard on my son and work hard to get him on track and teach him right from wrong and the importance of being honest, working hard. I do my very best to lead by example and be honest and always keep my word. To admit when I was wrong even if it was over something that seems meaningless if I realize I was wrong and my child knew the correct answer I let them know I was wrong and they were correct in that matter. I show respect for those around me and work hard to build up the ones I love. I don’t always enjoy doing my housework or working out or being a taxi service to the kids activities etc. But that’s a good way to show my son that just because I don’t want to do something does not give me good reason not to do it. Responsibilities are very important and work and chores and family need to be priorities.