how do i get my son to do anything
i really am at my threshold for patience here. logan is 6. he seems to just not do anything we ask him to do. when it is time to get ready in the morning...its an hour long of me telling him over and over to get dressed, brush his teeth, etc. i cant leave him alone because then he really doesnt do it. when i stay by him he still finds other things to do.....sometimes he'll just stand there. he seems really defiant right now. i know that two weeks after school ended he started regressing on his skills he mastered at school and home ( like using the toilet). his behavior has gone downhill all summer. with school starting again we are spending this week practicing getting ready. holy cow this has been a night mare. he just wont do anything we ask tell say or want him to do. this is not just this week it has been all summer, but more frustrating this week since school starts on tues and he has a bus to catch in the a.m. it seems like nothing lures this kid. we've tried handing out punishments, taking privileges, giving praise and prizes for getting dressed cooperatively, giving a goal of do it for X days get this toy you want and nothing seems to motivate him to obey. he wont change his clothes on his own so i stand in his room and keep him on task, well now he is defiantly telling us to go away and he will do it...and yet 20 min later.,... still no further along than when we left. nothing gets to this kid. not punishment or reward. what can i try or implement that has worked for you? im soooo frazzled and angry inside. do you ever just think i hate my life for a second?