Few children ace every class, but requiring your child to do his or her best is a reasonable expectation. After all, the self-discipline and study habits your child develops during the tween years will help prepare him for college and even his career.
If your child's grades are slipping, try talking to him first and asking him what he thinks is affecting his performance. He may just shrug his shoulders, but he could have valuable insight into the problem. Next, talk to his teacher. If his grades are falling because he doesn't turn in his homework, ask the teacher for an assignment list and help your child make a planner so he doesn't forget assignments. If you think your child may have learning problems, seek out his teacher or even a school psychologist to have his needs evaluated.
Nutrition is next on our list.