Gayna - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
This began in VPK and I really thought it was caused by the intensity of her Pre-K school (lots of homework) but it continues now even with a reasonable amount. My daughter knows the answers but purposely gives the wrong one. She is a good speller, is reading lots of simple words, knows some basic math etc. She is not the top in her class but she does well. Her behavior is VERY clearly done on purpose--it definetely works because it irritates me to NO end. However, the point is I (and her Dad) want her to succeed and this is definetely not compatible with academic success. An example would be something like spelling cat--she might spell it like b-a-t or p-a-l. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing and how did you solve the problem? I have tried removing attention and she really seems like she does not care--it does not result in any motivation, neither do negative consequences. Help?!!