updated people who have experience with kids who have ADHD
He and I are on our own til Thurs night. His dad is out of town on business til then. He and I usually do pretty good together but I am rarely his primary caretaker. Except when it comes.to homework. He completely shuts down when I try to help him. I can explain things 100 different ways and he just gets mad and says I confuse him and refuses to listen or even try for me. His dad can explain something the same way 5 seconds later and he will get it and be perfectly fine. Well, now his dads not here to do that.
He had a bad day at school today. He flipped out when his teacher was explaining the homework, overturned his desk, threw everything out of it and basically had a fit then refused to get on the bus. He told the teacher he hated the way I help him with his homework, that my voice makes his brain go blank and that he wasn't doing homework til his dad got back. I had to go pick him up.
I need advice on how I can better help him with his homework. Especially math. He takes meds for ADHD but still has a hard time sometimes. I want to help him but I'm not sure how. I've got no experience whatsoever with with ADHD. Obviously he can't just joy do his homework til his dad comes home.
ETA: well, yesterday was a drastic.improvement. No issues at school whatsoever. He actually came home from school in an awesome mood,.smiling and laughing and talking about what a good day he had. He did his spelling homework pleasantly and fairly quickly. His math homework was a page of calculator problems...he did get a little irritated when I showed him which ones he missed (he tends to plug the wrong number into the calculator accidentally) but he cheered up pretty quickly after. He was actually mad I had to.work lol. He wanted me.to call in sick and watch a movie with him.... He must not hate me that much. Lol. I was all set to try methods yall had suggested and that I found online...but yesterday was a really good day and I didn't need to.really.so.much. I ended up giving him.back his tablet before heading to work as a reward for his good behavior. If today is good I will give him his exbox back and we will go to dinner at his favorite Mexican restaurant since I'm off tonight
Update 2...So his daddy (my baby!!!) will be home in an hr or so. I'm getting ready to head up to how work to get him. The week was better after Monday. He did his spelling without a fight and his teacher sent him special "calculator" pages he could do with minimal help for math. Without the homework headaches, he and I actually had a good week.we lost power from 3 pm yesterday til.early this morning so he and I built a fort in the living room by.candle light and had a fun camp out together. So, all in all, the week was a success for our relationship if not 100% as far as homework/school goes. Thank you everyone for all your help. I plane to learn as much as I can in the coming months so I can he a good stepmom to him