How do I get my 7 year old to want to read and do his school work?

Denita - posted on 09/28/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have tried everything I could think of to get my son to focus on his school work and to read but all of my efforts were fruitless and I have ran out of options and ideas. All my son wants to do is play. When he's at school he plays, when it's time to homework, revision, chores, eat, bathe, etc... All he does is play and it's causing him the drop back in school. His grades moved from him gaining in his 90's to 80's and now he's getting in his 70's. Can someone please help me to get my son to focus on his work and get his grades up?

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Denita - posted on 09/29/2016

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Now that you said that. I think he might be a little scared to grow up because he often play game, read books or do activities that are his little sister's age appropriate (she is 4 3/4 years) and I would have to ask him to go and do things that are for his age. I would also tell him that he has to grow up and act his age. But I will definitely try the date and try to connect with him.

Denita - posted on 09/29/2016

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I don't ALLOW him to play before completing his work. I have taken away his toys, TV, computer, etc... but he would take his pencil, eraser, ruler, his fingers or what ever is around him and pretend they are his action figures and get lost in his pretend world instead of focusing on his work.

Jodi - posted on 09/28/2016

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I'm sorry, but how did this even become an option for him? How is it he is even ALLOWED to play before completing his homework? I am highly doubting you've tried everything if, at 7, he seems to think he can play before getting it done. Remove the things he plays with until he has completed the homework, chores, eating, bathing, etc.

Jas - posted on 09/28/2016

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Allo, sometime children are facing anxiety and pressure. Scared to grow up or something it's regarding the atmosphere at school.

just take 1 day with him. like a date, no talking about school or grades.
With trust maybe he will explain what going one.

Thanks.

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