I am trying so hard to be patient with my 8 yr. old son with school but it seems as though he does not get it. I wonder while the teacher is talking is he really listening well maybe alittle bit but for some reason he ends up missing most of his work (test)
I don't know what else to do or say God only knows how much I spend time with him with the reading and writting etc. I have already told him that mommy and daddy could do so much with you the rest is up to you if you don't want to repeat 3rd grade again you just better get on the ball and if you flunk there is no one to blame but yourself :(
I hated telling him that but what else can I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Busimommi at 11:42 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Is he just not caring or could there be other issues? sometimes as parents what looks like a child just not paying attention or caring is actually a problem that is hard to see. Does your child get anxiety before test? this can make it very hard to score well if they feel the pressure even an 8 y/o can feel test anxiety. When reading does your child read well but not retain the information? If so it is possible that your child has a tracking problem that can be corrected with glasses and eye exercises (do not rely on your schools annual vision exam they do not do the proper test to determine tracking problems) Some children learn better when they are not being talked to alot as in a teacher standing there talking on and on about a subject, instead they do better if they are given the work and allowed to just do it and given help when they need it. Try to ask questions to narrow down the problem.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:42 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
One other thing is could it be your child is bored? many children who are advanced learners get passed off as slackers, many times they are so bored by what comes easily they no longer want to do it. It is very possible your child needs more challenging work.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:43 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Oct. 22, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 8:04 AM on Oct. 23, 2009
Answer by incarnita at 9:05 AM on Oct. 23, 2009
My kids do understand the importance of school. My older one, in 4th grade, knows that even if she doesn't like it (social studies, ugh) she still has to learn it.
As for threatening that he may have to do third grade again. I'm pretty sure they can only be retained one time. Maybe think of something else.
Answer by Pnukey at 3:20 PM on Oct. 26, 2009