*** A client was dealing with attitude problems with her 13 yo girl***
I know how difficult it can be to deal with "attitude" rather than academics. I can suggest one strategy that seems to help with older teens - and it may work with a mature 13yo girl. I suggest that you have HER choose curriculum. Not just "any" curriculum. But give her three choices for each subject: 3 math, 3 english, etc. Make sure YOU approve of each choice first. By having her choose the curriculum, sometimes (if you pray really, REALLY hard!) the teen will cooperate better. If you are having a debate about the amount of school work, then consider Sonlight. We LOVED Sonlight. , and used it for many years. Because it is "all in one" you can be assured that it is on grade level. Give her the catalog and let her choose a Sonlight level for next year, and it will include all the different subjects. She may *may* be wanting more adult control over what she is learning.