Melinda - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 216 moms have responded )
I am at the verge of a breakdown and am looking for any suggestions. I feel like I have tried everything. My son is 13 and extremely smart. I know a lot of mothers say their children are smart, but honestly the teachers also tell me they know how incredibly smart my son is but he is failing 7th grade.
He is failing because he is getting 0's for not turning in his homework, lying about his homework, losing it between home and school and getting 0's or if he does do it he hurry's through it so fast just to get it finished. I have taken all of his things away so he has nothing to hurry through it for now. He has received 3 detentions in the last week. One for losing a homework assignment, the second for tardiness but the third one was for erassing his assignment in his planner so he didn't have to do it. He knows if he misses an assignment he will receive a detention and he also knows he is failing and if he ends this semester with any F's he does not go to 8th grade.
I have signed him up for tutoring two nights a week even though I know he doesn't need that, but I'm willing to try anything. The assignments he does decide to do and concentrate on he receives 100% on. I have also signed him up to see a councelor which will hopefully take place in the next couple of weeks.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for me?