Ani - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
My sophomore high school student struggles with completing homework. He is in advanced math and science classes. He sees a tutor everyday after school. She has brought him so far and helped him so much. Nick is very high functioning. He wasn't diagnosed until he just turned 14. He will be 17 in november.
He made it through the first 8 years of school without doing homework. He could get As on the tests without having to study, so with Fs for homework and As for tests, he was "passing" his grades and being promoted. He did know the information, but he never learned to write a paper, do projects, etc.
Now, since he has been in high school and we now know how his brain works, i.e. Aspie, it is easier to work with him.
Here's my question/struggle. With all of the accommodations and help, he still isn't completing all his work. This is very frustrating for all of us.
Do any the parents of high school parents have techniques, strategies, or bribes that they have found to work? I have tried, grounding, rewards, charts, taking electronics/games away, paying for grades...etc. There is nothing I have found that works when he thinks the assignment is stupid or doesn't like the class.