I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas how to encourage a 7 year old boy to read. I've tried everything I can think of. I tried to find books he's interested in, reading games, rewards, but he still acts like reading is punishment. He is a good reader but his confidence just isn't very high about his reading no matter how much we tell him how good he is. He complains about having to read. He actually seems to be going backwards to me. He's not learning as many new words and he's forgetting the ones he's known for years. I have considered adding an extra reading time after school work is done but some days it is so hard just to get him through the school work. Any suggestions?