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What is the best way to motivate my son to get his grades up?

Asked By: djhurricane - 12/19/2006
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Is it a good idea to give cash in exchange for good grades? That is something each family must discuss and decide. Evaluate your teen's grades. If the grades are good, continue with the plan you are using. If the grades could use some improvement, take the opportunity to discuss the importance of good grades. Explain... More
Answered By: sarabmw - 12/19/2006
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Take him to a local prision and let him meet the inmates. Worked for another kid I knew. And it ALWAYS works on Court T.V. Like Judge Judy, and Judge Alex...etc...lol
Answered By: billy_spell - 12/19/2006
 
offer him a prize or tell him ull be more proud of him and spend more time with him
Answered By: flatteredwu - 12/19/2006
 
Offer him something for each level he can raise his grades.
Answered By: thatdamngood04 - 12/19/2006
 
It depends on how old he is... More
Answered By: asturiasangel - 12/19/2006
 
Encourage him to study by finding ways to relate the material to an interest he has. Take various field trips and excursions to fun and interactive places where he will be able to experience knowledge first hand. The best way to inspire somebody to want to learn is to show them how fun and interesting knowledge can... More
Answered By: smedrik - 12/19/2006
 
Positive reinforcements. Do not wait till formal grades come through. Keep in contact with his teachers. Catch him doing well soon and often ( even if there is not an immediate grade improvement) When the grades do go up, so do the positive reinforcements. This can be anything from extra priveleges to a small gift... More
Answered By: fancyname - 12/19/2006
 
You should first discover why his grades are low. Your childs motivation to do better in school starts with you. You have to get involved with his studies. What works very well is when you help your child with homework, and give praise when he does well. it's a very bad idea to punish the child when he does not... More
Answered By: franky44@verizon.net - 12/19/2006
 
First you try to be nice and tell him to think about his future. Does he want things in life. If yes, then education is the key... More
Answered By: txguy8800 - 12/19/2006
 
Depends how old he is, but I'd guess possibly offering him an incentive such as a new Bike / Games Console / fishing rod / Trip somewhere special would be a good starting point....... perhaps throw in a few off-hand wisecracks about what crappy jobs he could end up doing if he doesn't improve (toilet cleaner's always... More
Answered By: jduck1979 - 12/19/2006
 
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