Connie - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have a son who is 14 and is a pretty quiet and laid back kid. Our problem is that we try to talk to him and get him to talk to us but he won't. It's just 1 or 2 word answers. And he won't look at us when we talk to him. We worry about him because he is so quiet. And also he seems to never have homework to do at home. He has failed 2 classes so far this year and he says he will work harder but we have heard this for the past 3 years. Even in middle school he struggled. We had him at Huntington for approx. 9 months and everything he learned there he doesn't apply at school or at home. We don't know what else we can do. There have been priviledges taken away due to bad grades and lying about homework like taking his Xbox away and having him do more around the house but nothing seems to click with him.
I truly would appreciate some help with this. He is a good kid and I know that he is capable of such great things BUT he doesn't care!