easy child is such a bright girl. Without much effort she could be an A/B student. Twice at progress report times she had 3.75 and by the end of the quarter ended up once with a 2.8 and once with a 3.0. At conferences she was already failing English-something that she is gifted in. I went on the parent portion of the computer system today. She has a 0% in World History. Her As from last quarter are at low Bs. It seems every time we compliment her on something or a teacher does she starts to go into a slide. I honestly don't know what is the best way to handle this. Do we get tough and take away all t.v.? computers? activities (not that she does much)? Or do we just let her fail and deal with the natural consequences? (Doing this will result in her losing a potential scholarship-tuition paid for all 4 years of college but at the rate she's going she is going to lose it anyways). I'm really not sure how to handle this. As many of you knows she has been depressed. Don't know how much I should let that factor into my decision. I don't want her using it as an excuse. I see advantages to both ways of handling things. When husband asked her about it she said she didn't know why she hadn't been doing the work. That was all she said-she really doesn't talk much and clams up when the conversation gets tough. We've (husband and I) agreed to put this aside til Sunday when our company leaves so we'll deal with it more then. Any ideas/suggestions?