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Help - my teen daughter is failing tests despite hard work!
We're doing everything we can think of, including having her coached for test anxiety, daily tutorials after school with her teachers, private Spanish and Math tutors, had her read helpful books like "7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens", taken away her cell phone / TV / Internet privileges until all studying is complete... we're not sure what else we can do!
According to her teachers, she is very distracted in school by boys and her social life. Her teachers actively work to keep her focused, but she still gets distracted. We don't punish her for trying hard and failing, but she does get held accountable for "forgetting" (not paying attention) to due dates for homework and when tests are scheduled. We have a good open relationship, good communication, and we help her with her homework and studying whenever we can. We can't afford private school, and although I think homeschooling would be very helpful, it's not a realistic option.
Someone suggested we have her tested for a learning disability, but then what? If she is LD, she has to live with that stigma, and I'm not aware of any extra benefits extended to LD children.
We hate to see her fail, but maybe we should just accept it? What else can we do?