Today on Help a Mom, we're taking a question from a grandma, who is concerned about her 11-year-old granddaughter.
Here's what she wrote:
"My granddaughter is 11 years old and in sixth grade. She is smart and the students love her, but her teachers are having a difficult time with her.
She lacks motivation and organization. She has a short attention span, gets bored easily and seems to always forget to bring homework to class or bring it to school. Her parents try to teach her to be organized, but nothing seems to work.
This year, her math teacher says she raises her hand in class often and almost always gives the right answer, but does poorly on class exams. She reads well, at levels higher than most students her age so it's not that she doesn't understand the directions.
How do you teach someone to be motivated? Not sure if you can and it is so frustrating. We just don't know what to do at this point."
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