On to the question- today was day 2 and he was "never going to do stupid school" and I just came up with an idea that seemed to do the trick but I am very new to this and want advice. I said that every day he brings his good attitude and doesn't have a meltdown or say something is stupid, he gets a poker chip (I just called it a chip, lol). He can trade in 20 chips for a "day off." We'll use that day to do something fun and hopefully educational, like a museum or something.
So IF he gets a chip every day (he won't, lol) that's a day off every 4 weeks. What do you think?
Today after I told him about it, he walked out of the door, turned around, and came back in with a smile and said he was ready to do school. He did all the work assigned (with appropriate breaks) and earned his chip!