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How to make your kid get good grades.

Old 12-12-2008, 09:14 AM
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How to make your kid get good grades.

A buddy read about this method on line, and heres what he did:

Kid kept failing easy classes, low grades, just putting his name on tests.

Dad talked to him, reasoned with him, kid said, “you can’t make me”

Dad said, “you are correct, I have FAILED TO PROPERLY MOTIVATE YOU”

Dad takes ALL the furniture out of son’s room. “If you are gonna be a high school dropout, you may as well get used to it”
Puts all his stuff in the FROG
Kid has to stack skivvies orderly on the floor.

Kid continues to do poorly. Dad takes door to his bedroom, kid dresses in bathroom

Kid moves into his closet

Dad takes closet doors.

Kid continues to say “YOU CAN’T MAKE ME”

Mom gets tired of all kids junk in the FROG, tells dad to give it back to kid.

Dad starts taking kids stuff to the dump/good will

Kid realizes “dads SERIOUS”

Kid turned around and got good grades, got back a piece of furniture for each good grade/test

Kids doing good now.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:01 AM
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I'm glad it worked, surprised the kid didn't move out andgo live with somebody else though.

Seems to be what happens these days, "my dad, is so mean to me, can I stay here?"
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Originally Posted by 04ctd View Post
A buddy read about this method on line, and heres what he did:

Kid kept failing easy classes, low grades, just putting his name on tests.

Dad talked to him, reasoned with him, kid said, “you can’t make me”

Dad said, “you are correct, I have FAILED TO PROPERLY MOTIVATE YOU”

Dad takes ALL the furniture out of son’s room. “If you are gonna be a high school dropout, you may as well get used to it”
Puts all his stuff in the FROG
Kid has to stack skivvies orderly on the floor.

Kid continues to do poorly. Dad takes door to his bedroom, kid dresses in bathroom

Kid moves into his closet

Dad takes closet doors.

Kid continues to say “YOU CAN’T MAKE ME”

Mom gets tired of all kids junk in the FROG, tells dad to give it back to kid.

Dad starts taking kids stuff to the dump/good will

Kid realizes “dads SERIOUS”

Kid turned around and got good grades, got back a piece of furniture for each good grade/test

Kids doing good now.
Sounds like a good dad. My dad had a rare understanding of how a child’s mind worked and he new that that the fastest way to a kids head was trough his butt
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:56 AM
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whats a frog?
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:34 PM
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X2 on FROG.

Motovation is tricky go too far and you may never get him back...As for me I would have moved out!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:16 PM
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You see.........when children are born....after a few years their brains start to slide down their spine and into their butts. As a parent, it is your job to help knock their brains back up into their pretty heads.......where they belong.

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America needs more Dads like you ^^^^^
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Hmmm, apparently I had a problem with my brains falling into my butt too. Both my mom and dad, grandparents, friends of the family, uncles, aunts, etc helped put them back, over and over and over and over... did I deserve each one? You bet. Did I deserve more? yes.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:26 PM
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Finished Room Over the Garage. they only have them in certain climates.

a junk room in most houses.
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Ok, my daughter has finally (she's a senior) dropped off of straight A/B list.
The boys are averaging over 100% in all their classes.

Where do I motivate them to???

One of my oldest sons teachers wont let him answer questions in class anymore because no one else was getting a chance.
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In the Bible it says a child yearns for discipline and order, I think its in proverbs somewhere. My old man must have read this and took it to heart, Thank the good Lord, or I don't know where I'd have ended up. Thanks Dad!

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America needs more Dads like you ^^^^^
Well said. If he is old enough to move out you waited too long on the dicipline.
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Of course nowadays, the kid could hire one of those TV lawyers, get Mom and Dad locked up for "abuse" and had the whole house to himself.

Anybody figure out what a FROG is yet?
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I used the TEASPOT method and it worked. Take everything away for a short period of time. Usually starts with one day and goes up from there. Take tv, playstation, computer, radio, ipod, phone and everything else that they can't live without. This method works try it you'll be surprized at the results. You can't control your kids but you can control their things.
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I know a guy (retired CO/Cop) had a similar problem with his kid. The guy sai "fine" act like that an I'll treat you like a prisoner. Took EVERYTHING from the kid, Bed frame( left mattress and 1 blanket on the floor), 2 changes of clothes, and that was all they got. Kid complained they wer hungary, got a plain bologna sandwich. No mayo no cheese, a cup of water and some plain potato chips. Kid complained they were bored, Recieved a Math book and a pencil and paper.

Supposedly took only aout 2 days before the kid turned around and straightened out their act.
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