Again, to clarify, I am along the same lines as Joe, I think A's and B's are perfectly acceptable, and I am directing my conversation more at the others who think parents and kids should seeming be on the same decision making level. *However, as I said in my first post, I simply don't buy "I can't make a B into an A" *FlytrapGurl seems to be a pretty intelligent young lady, and I am sure if she approached her teachers and asked where she can show improvement, or if there is a special extra credit project or something she can do, that she can eek out what I am sure are a few decimal points in her grade to tip her into the A's for those classes. *YOu know the old saying, works smarter not harder? Well, sometimes, you just have to work harder. her grandparents have put her into a position that apparently has no wiggle room, all were saying is rebellion is not the way to solve it, try and give them what they want, if you can, great, their pushing worked, if you can't, chalk it up to a charachter building experience and move on.