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How can i get my son to pay attention in school

my son is 10yrs.old and he is always paying attention to what is going on around him instead of paying attention to his teacher and he misses alot of the direction what should i do ?
or what should the teacher do? to keep his focas

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Asked by halloweenmom30 at 12:13 PM on Nov. 13, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Tell his teacher and have her move him to the front of the class. That way he has no choice

    Answer by Steph319 at 12:15 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • I fought with this until my son was in 6th grade, then we fianlly got him on a really low dose of meds for ADD. It made a huge improvement, and he only took them for a few years. -- Now, he is in 10th grade, but going to an alternative school where there's not so many distractions! His dad remembers being the same way when he was

    Answer by christyg at 12:16 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • If he is right up front then he has no where to look but back and Im sure she wont have any of that.

    Answer by Steph319 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • Also, if you have a good teacher, ask her to help him make sure that he has all the directions written down for an assignment so you can help him at home. It's very frustrating to try to help your child with homework and to have no idea what needs to be done.
    My son used to take a little notebook with him and write down his homework for each class during the day, so he could remember when he got home.

    Answer by christyg at 12:18 PM on Nov. 13, 2008

  • The teacher should be able to draw your son back into the lesson. However, what is the underlying issue that causes you son to not want to pay attention in school?

    Is he bored? Does he need to get his eyes checked? Does he need glasses? Is he having problems keeping up with his class? Does your son lack the confidence that he is doing well in school?

    In order to bettr help your son in school take an interest in his school day. Ask your son how his day was at school. Ask him what he learned. Play school and let him be the teacher. Ask him to teach you something that he learned today. It can be one topic or an entire subject. Make learning fun at home.

    Good luck to you and I hope this helps.

    Answer by SeedsOfLove at 3:11 PM on Nov. 15, 2008

  • The teachers do not have time to draw a child back they are over whelmed and overloaded. The front of the class helps but if not then please have him tested and the have a round talbe meeting with his teacher and resource staff at your school, they know ways that the teacher may not. This also lets the school know you are awear and that you are willing to help them help you child.

    Answer by victoria330 at 9:26 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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