about my dd a few weeks ago. It was about her getting suspended from school,her myspace she opened without permission, and the fact that her grades were slipping. She hasn't been phased at all about her punishment. The subject she dropped the most in I met with the teacher, who thought I was over reacting to her grades, went from an A to a B, but if you looked at percantages she was closer to a C then a B if that makes sense. So I just received an email from this teacher. It is what my daughter has gotten in grades so far this marking period. And that B is now an F.....but yet I was over reacting. Where it irritates me is the grades on homework that I am checking to make sure is done are fine, it is the tests my daughter is taking in class that she is failing. Because I am quizing my dd on the info at home prior to the test, I can only conclude that she is failing these tests on purpose. I just don't get this whole thing. We restricted alot of her activities, explained that those are priviledges and if she wants them back this is what she needs to do. Yet she is not doing what we expect. So I sit here and I am thinking this must be some kind of a game with her, that she thinks we are playing.....and I think she wants to see me crack. I have an 8 & 9 year old that are seeing what happens....so I know I need to win this one as an example to them. If this was a game of chess I honestly think she has me in check mate. Hope that is the right term, I don't play chess. She is such a stronger willed child then I was, dang I would have been kissing my parents butt to get stuff back. So I need to figure out how to handle this when she gets home from school...... I am so open to suggestions.