son is in the 2nd grade and don't care, what do i do?

Lesley - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is in the second grade and he doesn't care about anything. He doesn't bring his homework home, he doesn't try when taking his test and so on. I am exhausted by trying to get him to do the right thing. When he brings his homework he puts bogus answers. What if he falls the 2nd grade? Am i a bad mom?

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Elisa - posted on 09/30/2009

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You are not a bad mom. You care and that's a start don't give up even when it feels like too much. Take a moment to yourself pray, meditate discuss your concern w your child maybe just set aside some time for a game and talk about other things w your son show interest in his hobbies or activities. Make his favorite food snack maybe something is troubling him just act very laid back start off not on school subject then once he open up try asking very open ended questions keep it simple If he shy's away don't stress it. Try offering rewards or setting goals for good behavior or his effort. Praise make sure to mention I know you can do this. What is it you need help with. Setting up a meeting w school teacher or school counselor. Just showing him you care keep being supportive you are doing great. It could just be something going on at school or something he is going through. If all else fails try having a trusting friend family memeber have a one on one conversation with him in a setting away friom school or home walk in the mall park or even backyard or neighborhood Happiness and Love to you and yours.

Chandra - posted on 09/30/2009

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U need to become creative. Give him something to aim for. With my daughter we made a coupon book (good for 1 new toy, 1 day of fun with mom or day, ur choices for dinner) and so on. At the time she was into pokeman so for math we would get her cards out to make it fun. Put out 2 cards plus 3 cards is 5. She didn't think "WORK" but it was kinda like play time with mom. Then again he might not really understand but you won't know till u try different things. I do know "like me" if i don't "get it" then i give up. I need more hands on then learning from a book. Others r the oppisite. Well good luck and God bless

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