Would you punish your child for not focusing in school?
I'm not having this problem but my brother's having major issues with my nephew not focusing in school. He's only 6, so I think it's just a part of the age and he'll learn to sit still better and everything when he gets older (he doesn't seem ADD or ADHD, just a typical, active 6yo), but he's having some issues staying focused on what the teacher is saying and completing assignments during the allotted time.
After receiving another progress report mentioning his poor attention and incomplete work during class, my brother decided to punish nephew to "get the point across quicker." He took away TV, computer, and gaming privileges, as well as time to run around and play in the yard, ride bikes, etc., and is forcing him to read for an hour a day as well as work on worksheets from some book he bought. He says he'll get the time to play when he brings up his grades, not a moment before.
It's his kid, I know, so it's his choice what to do, but I just don't think punishing him like this will teach him the lesson my brother wants to teach. What do you think?
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