So, DSS is in kinder and has figured out that when he pretends he doesn't know what to do or the answer someone always gives him the answer and he gets special help (basically the TA sits next to him and does the work for him) in class... Well that doesn't fly at home! I'm tired of receiving notes from his teacher "He really needs to review this" or "Had to have a lot of help" on things that he was doing before kinder ever started!
Now, he's starting to pretend he doesn't know the answers at home for homework and stuff trying to make us do it for him... I'm at my wit's end. I don't know what to do anymore, he's not a stupid child, but he likes to pretend he is. He'll give us answers he knows is wrong. For example, we were working on opposites today and I asked what the opposite of wet was and he told me "umbrella" I told him that was a good try that an umbrella helped us stay the opposite of wet and asked him what umbrella's do. He said "They keep you dry" and I told him that was a great answer and asked So if umbrella's keep you the opposite of wet, what's is the opposite of wet? You just told me the answer" and he responds "play in the water" This went on for 30 minutes. I approached it several different ways and because I wouldn't give him the answer he was giving me answers he knew were wrong....
Has anyone else gone through this? I need some advice please.
on Mar. 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM