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I'm ready to give up! My son will be 10 in July. He is an only child. I am unable to have any more. I just don't know what to do with him any more. At home, he is a nightmare. He NEVER listens. If I yell, talk softly, ask nicely, threaten him, whatever, he just don't listen. He doesn't give a reason for not listening other than he doesn't want to. School is just as bad. He is constantly in in-house suspension. His teacher told me last week that he has not completed enough work to pass 4th grade, but when I asked if he is staying back, she said no! She said she doesn't keep kids back because they have a higher rate of dropping out. Also, he is too smart to be kept back. I see her point on both issues. He is very smart, just refuses to do the work. But every year, he is told that if he doesn't do the work, he won't pass. And every year he doesn't do the work and he still passes! I have no idea what to with him!Answer Question
Answer by mompam at 4:06 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
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Answer by dastephan6 at 4:11 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
Answer by mompam at 4:13 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
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Answer by MarGeee at 6:42 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
just an idea, try acting like you don't care. whenever he has something to say act mildly interested and give as small a response as you can. when he does something good still praise him but only half as much as you would want to. forget to do your "work". "Oh, I just didn't want to wash your favorite pants today", or make what you wanted for breakfast. He needs to learn that everone has to do their job in order for things to run smoothly. personally that's what i would do in your place, i have a 10 yo that loves mental warfare and i've had to learn to be sneaky with punishments.
Answer by trying2survive at 11:30 PM on Jun. 1, 2010
Answer by lilmsnay83 at 8:34 PM on Jun. 3, 2010
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