I live with my SO and his three kids. I have stepped up and and for all purposes are their mom (their birth mom is rarely around at all). His oldest son (12 years old and in 7th grade) has struggled with school this year (not paying attention in class not doing or finishing assignments etc) w have asked him several times why and he always answered "I dunno" or "the teacher won't give me make up work" he only tried when report card were about to come out and somehow always got a 70 or better, progress reports are a different story. We took video game time, outside time, anything fun and still no luck. Am I wrong for wanting him to have to repeat the 7th grade? When I ask about homework I get I don't have any or I did it at school. We have something called Star Portal I can sign on and see teachers grade book, he is not doing the work till the very end then just enough to get by (this is not preparing him for LIFE).
Answer by justme782 at 9:17 PM on May. 12, 2011
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:05 AM on May. 11, 2011
His mom isnt there, his dad is shacking up.... how about a counselor to help the poor kid instead of getting on his case. Nice of you to pretend to be mom but dad isnt married to you so in the boys eyes you are just another temporary thing in his life. I feel horrible for the poor boy living in that chaos.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 PM on May. 11, 2011
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