I am at a complete loss. My 9 yo has not been doing well in school. No matter what I have tried, he is still doing badly. His grades on his papers that come home are sporadic, an A here, an E there, lots of C and D's, with few B's. His progress report was two B's, two C's a D and an E. It seems like he is not trying. Like he doesn't care. No matter WHAT we say to him, he continues to do badly. We have tried everything I can think of. Punishment - took away all video game systems. Incentive - He will get his video games back when his grades improve, and also, I told him for every A on his report card, I would give him 5 dollars, and his grandpa said that he would match that! So for every A, he has a chance to get 10$!! I have tried sitting down and talking to him about it reasonably, I have yelled at him out of frustration (I know that doesn't do ANYTHING...)
I need suggestions! And please no jumping to ADDADHD.
Answer by caseyandkids at 12:57 PM on Nov. 14, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 11:52 AM on Nov. 14, 2010
Answer by bhoward87 at 11:59 AM on Nov. 14, 2010
I can relate. My son is extremely smart but just doesn't care about how he does in school. I'm also looking for some incentive, but nothing seems to work. I'm thinking maybe the report cards are so few and far between that he can't stay focues on trying for so long with out any rewards. What about some type of daily or weekly reward. Could you talk with the teacher and come up with some kind of chart or something that he could be praised for on a daily basis??
Answer by skittles1108 at 12:05 PM on Nov. 14, 2010
Answer by Jessica157 at 12:11 PM on Nov. 14, 2010
Answer by Memigen at 7:14 PM on Nov. 14, 2010