DaveS1977
Hi,

My daughter and I are at loggerheads just now regarding studying.
I am trying to help her learn about study techniques for her S4 exams which she sits at the end of this year, then in May next year.
Her school report card all said the same thing - She needs to look over her work she did in class more as her end of section test results are poor.
My daughter funds every excuse not to study, to the point if I bring it up now she gets into an argument with me then storms back to her room, no further forward on why she is not studying.
She spends alot of time on Minecraft and YouTube instead of studying. I understand I wasnt the best at studying when I was school but I did knuckle down when I needed to, to achieve the grade required for university.

So my dilemma is this...
Do I reduce the amount of time on the internet, for leisure activities only, my daughter gets until she begins a study plan and sticks to it?

Am I legally allowed to do this when we are living in the age of kids telling adults that's child abuse for not letting them have internet...???
Any help would be much appreciated as sometimes I feel I'm at wits end.
Thanks
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult situation. No one in their right mind would seriously consider it child abuse to not allow a child access to the internet. Real exams are a few months away, so maybe give her some space to think about it before things get closer. Perhaps, instead of constantly being on her back about studying discuss what she wants to do with her future, what kind of career she wants and talk about how she's going to get there. You may find it helpful to read our articles on school and teens. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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