So, got progress reports and my son is being uber lazy. There is no reason what so ever that he should be failing anything, but most of his bad marks (D/F on homework) is pure lazyiness.
I begin looking over all his homework again and started proofing his
papers. Tonight, I sit down with him to proof a 1 1/2 page review on an
article he had to do and every other sentence started with "but", "and",
"like" (my personal favorite), "because" and so. They also ended with
"are", "for", "so" (felt like Jean Luc Picard.....make it so), and "it".
I tried to make light of it and reiterated how important it is to think and write in complete sentences and proper grammar. I tell him all the time you have write as if the reader does not know anything on the topic.
I have noticed the lazy bug in his extra-curricular activities too. I told his karate instructor to keep on him, because his movements were getting sloppy, when they should be crisp.
I know he has a lot to do and I'm not sure if I'm asking too much. This is also coupled with the past 5 months of science fair, finally ending this Saturday (have to drive 50 miles to get there).
But, part of me wonders if it is just a 12 year old boy thing too. I'm perplexed.