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How do u get a nine year old to stop being stubborn and do his work in class?

my husband And I are going crazy. our 9 year old understands the work but is just being plane LAZY! we are running out of punishments we add work load, we take away things and stick to it. But just isnt working!

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Asked by angelrach86 at 10:27 PM on Mar. 24, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Tour the military academy for young kid or religious all boy/all girls school with the kid. One of those tours will scare any kid into doing the work verses being sent to one of these places.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:29 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • The only thing that worked for my friends was to let their child get a few zeroes and it affected her grade so she started doing her work again.

    Answer by coala at 10:31 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Thank u!

    Comment by angelrach86 (original poster) at 10:33 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • find out by talking with him and teacher , maybe hes being bullyied in some way or having some kind of personal issue

    Answer by letstalk747 at 10:37 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Ask him why he is refusing to do the work.. He may be so bored with it he doesnt get why he needs to do it or he could be being bullied.


    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:07 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • omg!! girl we need to talk because we are going through the exact same thing with our 9yr old son too...he has gotten so lazy with his school work and just like you we have did every punishment we can think of....he just want to play or be the class clown" ..girl i am losing my mind over here yesterday i just broke down crying because i start feeling like we was doing something wrong

    Answer by mztxdelta at 11:16 PM on Mar. 24, 2011

  • Something is distracting him and you need to find out why. All the punishment in the world will not work until the root of the problem is dealt with.

    Answer by mom2mybabes at 4:23 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • maybe he is just bored or maybe it is ADD

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:42 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

  • oh he is ADHD but medicaided, but believe me he is deciding not to do the work. because when he wants to he does his work beautifully. and concentrates just fine.

    Comment by angelrach86 (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Mar. 27, 2011

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