Before leaving for school this morning I decided to quickly check my daughter’s grades as her school is on a trimester system and they took finals last week. Finally, two of her classes had posted the finals and she hadn’t done well on either one. When discussing this with her it sounded like she had actually tried to fail the classes. For the past few weeks, she has been repeatedly telling us that she isn’t smart enough to be in honors classes and it looks like she set out to prove it this time. Now the problem remains, how to find out what is causing this change in her behavior. You don’t go from straight A’s without trying to all of the sudden getting B’s and C’s. Something is not right. Is it something going on at her school, something with her friends, or just 16-year-old attitude? Seems like this attitude showed up shortly after she passed her driving test and got her driver’s license. Time to make some changes at home until the attitude is passed. Oh, how I don’t like this 16-year-old attitude. Survived it once and I know I will survive it again.