<p>I thought this section may be the best place because many of you may have gone what she's going through. So here it is:</p>
<p>My little sister, D, Was a good student all throughout primary school. She was even a finalist in our country's primary school student of the year and made the honor roll every year. But when she got into high school (grade 7) her grades started to dip and they continued to drop steadily, so now she just finished grade 9 and the principal called my mother to say D will be lucky if she even makes a 2.0.
Another side to D is that she is a major track athlete, she made 2 national junior teams just this year and is very dedicated to the sport.
But my parents feel as if track is what is causing her grades to drop. My mom told me that in addition to repeating her, they are going to make her stop track, which I know will absolutely devastate her.
My mom says that D's problem is that she doesn't apply herself and that she needs a structured environment where someone is constantly watching over her and forcing her to study. I think that she just needs to be taught how to study. I know that she can do the work, she just doesn't know how to take tests.</p>
<p>Another thing that complicates matters is that school always came easily to me. I could not study and still get an A. I was always on the honor roll, got really got SAT scores and got a full academic scholarship to college. Because of this my parents have always compared her to me. So I know she feels some kind of resentment towards me because of this.</p>
<p>What is the best way the I can help D? She also has hopes of going to college on a track scholarship but I can't seem to hammer into her that she needs grades for that too!</p>