Okay I'm a SAHM that babysits a 4yr old and 2 1/2 yr old while my own boys are in school. I don't know if this is the right place (so please excuse me if it isn't) but I need help on getting the 4yr old ready for school next year. He's not yet diagnosed with ADHD... (I don't believe he is... he needs a lot of discipline though)...
I sit down with him in 10-15 min increments working on letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc. but he doesn't remember them the next day, or he's too lazy to tell me. His mom gives him candy if he does well every day and it frustrates me. He has those days where he refuses to do anything and she'll ask me "Well, did he throw fits, cry, or whine?" when I say no, she'll say "Well he had a good day!" and she'll give him a whole candy bar, bag of chips, etc. This kid is probably double the weight he should be at 4 and she doesn't care.
I've sent papers, flash cards, etc home for him to do at home but she just says "Oh we didn't have time last night" or whatever.
How can I get him to sit, listen, retain, etc? I didn't have this issue with my boys. They are A students at school. They love school and actually ask their teachers for more work.
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