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.

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My Name is Jennifer .I was born and raised in California.I am the proud mother of two incredible children Brandon and Savannah.I enjoy trying new things,Outdoor adventures,new recipes, and travel, just to name a few.I hope to encourage others to try new things! I strive to learn as much as possible. I am on a journey to be my best self. Working out more drinking half my body weight in water. Meditating and journaling to find inner peace. I am working on my self esteem and have lots of goals I’m working towards. I cherish my family and friends and never take a single moment for granted.

3 thoughts on “Accountability

  1. I feel you Hun, I had the same problem with my son when he was this age… what I can tell you is that is just a phase… it will go away. Some kids don’t understand and/or do t want to take responsibilities and when you tell them that you also don’t want to do something but still do it they don’t think like us and start being responsible… in that moment he won’t even listen he will just pray that you’ll be done talking soon. My advise to you as a mother that went through the exact same thing is to make him do the minimum so he can get the C reward him from that C and tell him how good and smart he is all the time. It will take some time but he will alone understand how grateful it is to be good. I started to say to my boy “well you just took 30 minutes from your games in the PlayStation and got a C? Wow that is amazing!!! Can you imagine if you would of taken just 45 minutes? You would have a B” he alone started to study more and today he is great boy… he is 18 and doing well. Sending you hugs lovely. 🍀

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  2. Let me know how it goes Hun… another tip that I can give you is to keep a journal of how you see your kids… write down exactly how you want them to be, and while you write it be grateful and feel inside your heart as they are already good at school or whatever you wish. Keep pushing towards you all this great feelings of how happy you feel by the success your sons brings from school. You’ll see that your positive and grateful thoughts will attract the good notes and the good behaviour. Let me know how it goes
    Hugs 🍀❤️

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