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How to deal with a teenager who is failing school

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How to deal with a teenager who is failing school
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
Hello and Thank You for using Just Answer. How old is your child? What subjects is he failing? How long has he/she had academic trouble? Do you have any other children? What are their ages? What does he/she like to do for fun? Are both parents in the home?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
She is 17
Grade 12 just basically giving up
Trouble since grade 11
Blended family two older children grown and educated
One younger brother 14
Has a new boyfriend and pre occupied with him
Step father since she was two
Father is in life but not a very good influence
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
A few more questions.

How long has she had this boyfriend?
What are her plans after high school?
Does she have a strong relationship with step dad?
Are you mom or dad?
Do you have a good relationship with her.

Expert:  proexpert37 replied 4 years ago.
Just needing more information to understand the entire situation and possible contributing factors.