As much as I hate to say it (and feel totally guilty FOR saying it), I dreaded meeting with our son's teacher. He teacher told us that our son HAS NO DESIRE TO DO ANY of his in class work and DOESN'T EVEN WANT TO TRY. Our son disrupts his class (at times), puts his head down on his desk and gets argumentative and defiant with his teacher as ways of avoiding having to do any class work and he does the same thing at home. And his failing grades are proof of his behavior and lack of effort. His teacher said that THIS HAPPENS just about EVERY DAY and is at a loss as to what to do and so are we. It's an exhausting issue that makes me feel like giving up sometimes and even though I never would, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO because it seems like we've tried everything from rewards and consequences, one on one help with homework, breaks in between and nothing seems to be working. I'm asking for help so please, no judging or bashing.Answer Question
Answer by gemgem at 2:54 PM on Nov. 19, 2008
We do sign his planner every night. We've even tried a "homework chart" that lists what he needs to do everyday and night to earn rewards as well as what we (my DH and I) will and can do to help and STILL NOTHING and I'm sorry if my response seems cold because I'm not trying to sound that way.
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Answer by proudmamma9706 at 9:06 PM on Nov. 19, 2008
Thank you, all of you who have given me some great advice and suggestions. Thank you more for your support and encouragement. I know there's an answer somewhere, I just have to find it but no matter what, I'm going to keep looking until I find it and find out what works for my son. I'm going to leave this question open because I'm looking for as many people and as much advice as I can get from as many people as I can because like I said, I'm going to find the answer because I love my son and want the best for him. Thank you all again!
Answer by LovingParent08 at 10:05 PM on Nov. 19, 2008
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