Thursday, March 24, 2011

Is It Right?

Trouble on the home front. What's new?

Tristan's grades are suffering. Badly.
He was out of school for more than a week with the flu, and then right after that, Spring Break. He's having a lo of trouble catching up. I don't know if it's all him, or if it's the teachers as well. I'm sure somewhere in there, Amy and I are at fault.
At any rate, changes are a'comin'!

I'm about to email his math teach to see just what the heck is going on, and how we can rectify the situation.

After a rather unpleasant discussion with Tristan, with punishment distributed freely, he broke down and said "I don't know what's wrong! I'm just stupid!"
Of course I don't believe that at all, and it's not true, but it still broke my heart.
Amy seems to think it's just a ploy to mess with our emotions. He IS clever... I don't know.

Anyway, I've put some things in place that will hopefully help him out.
All of his "grounding" can be relieved simply by bringing his grade up.
Score comes up, time will be added to TV and Game time.

I hope we're doing the right thing...