My stepson (who moved with us in may) repeated kindergarten and started first grade this year, his first report card was horrible when it involved academics. He has an IEP for speech, we practice and try to help as much as we can. His math is at a 0.3 (3rd month of kindergarten) and reading is at 0.6 (middle of kindergarten) can he really be expected to make it to second grade in a traditional class room? he has no desire to read or learn, nothing works. He is moving back with his mother because his behavior is out of control only at home. i'm not sure what to do. at what point is it not the parents fault anymore, we try everything the teacher suggests, spend tons of money on books that he might like, nothing works, anyone else have a child going through this? It sound bad but- if there are children who randomly read at 2 and graduate highschool by 10, isn't there the other extreme: zero motivation?Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:36 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
I think he needs some serious support. He's 6 or 7 of course he doesn't care about reading or writing. One of his parents needs to care enough to spend time working on his academic skills with him, they don't just come naturally because he is at school. It also sounds like he is moving from school to school and house to house. He needs some structure and support if you want him to be successful.
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Oct. 27, 2010
Sounds like there is more to this than perhaps anyone is seeing. His lack of motivation is most likely due to a disability of some type.......learning, behavioral, visual, auditory.
I suggest all parents discuss what is best and get the child settled in one school and tested for a disability ASAP!
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