Celeste - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
I've tried charts and treats and grounding and taking privileges and rewarding and punishing till I am blue in the face. Short of sitting right on top of him and nagging nothing works, and I don't want to nag him!
We don't really spank him any more, I think he's a bit old for that. (always hated spanking anyways) so that's not an option. Plus, even when we did it was for danger issues or outright defiance. This is more a matter of lack of focus. He'll start doing his school work and every minute or two he's distracted and either telling a story or wanting to make something or getting a glass of water or going to the bathroom...
I know a lot of it is excuses, I just don't know what to do. I've got to get this under control because he is homeschooling and I can't have him completely loosing focus every time I'm trying to teach him something or he's got an assignment to do...