Yuk!!! I bagged all her clothes that were laying in the floor this afternoon. Liberally used the carpet fresh and vacuumed. Not sure how I am going to handle this. She won't clean her room when I tell her to, or if she does she just shoves stuff in her drawers. So every couple of months I spend 2 hours in her room cleaning. Well I am done - tired of it. Thought about telling her if she wants something out of the bag she has to fold/hang 10 items before she gets it. Also she conveniently left a graded test paper at my sisters. She got an F. This was a test she took week before spring break. One that had she brought home the book and studied she would have made at least a B if not an A. Any time there has been a test and she brings home a study guide she makes a good grade. She is smart and can do the work she just doesn't see the importance of it and doesn't want to. When she makes even the smallest of efforts she makes good grades. She will be in Junior High next year and wants to try out for Cheerleading. We already went to 1 meeting. If she makes the squad I am hoping it will be the incentive needed to keep the grades up. Of course if she doesn't make good grades she won't be able to cheer. She is a good kid and behaves for the most part. I have been guilty of letting her slide due to spending so much time on and with difficult child. What do you do???