Michele - posted on 04/24/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
We have tried tutoring, which meant we had to rearrange our work schedule's-his step-dad went from working evenings, to work grave yard shift so that we could get him to school in the early morning hours for his tutoring, and then his step-dad would get up in the afternoons and go get him cuz he had afternoon tutoring for another subject. It took 2 weeks for us to find out but, he was going over to his dad's (real-dad lives across the street from the school), and hanging out there after school until it was time to meet his step-dad at the school. Well, now we were stuck with dad being on grave yard shift. This was all in the 9th grade. Well, he failed the 9th grade-only partial classes. So now he is going back to school, and he is in the 9th (make up classes from previous year) and the 10th grade. Same battle all year long--doesn't want to do the work in some classes, and does the work but doesn't turn it in , in other classes.
So, we went to the school and met with all his teachers and his counselor. We had about an hour pow-wow, and we had him all organized..he said that he couldn't get organized and that is why he couldn't turn the papers in..we went and bought him all new school material to get organized and ready for school. He flunked again both the 9th and 10th grade classes.
He goes back again this year to the 9th and 10th grade. He worked real hard the first quarter to get all the 9th grade work completed, and get his credits and move on. he was then making up 3 classes from the previous 10th grade year, and now enrolling in junior classes.
We just got his grades from the testing (CRCT) and he has failed every single one he took last week.
He will be 18 in January.
I do not know what to do. We can buy him all the materials he needs, we can be there to help/support him everyday with HW (if he would bring any home), but we cannot make him turn it in/or even DO the work in the first place..................
I AM SO LOST