how to get my child to do class work and homework

Rebecca - posted on 12/02/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My son is in the 5th grade and he is sometimes refusing to do classwork. Then he will not bring his homework home. I have tried discipline and talking to his teachers on several occasions but he just refuses to bring it home. my son has ADHD and ODD I just don't know what else to try. If anyone has any suggestions please letme know thanks.

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Jodi - posted on 12/03/2015

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Have you tried rewarding him for getting the work done? For example, he can have some TV time or game time once he is done?

Dove - posted on 12/03/2015

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What does his counselor suggest? Since he has a diagnosis of ADHD and ODD I am assuming he is receiving some sort of counseling. If not... you should start there.

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Rebecca - posted on 12/03/2015

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he is going to counselor and we have tried rewarding him and I praise him for doing his work. it seems to still do no good. It will work for a little while but he ends up going right back to not doing class work and not doing home work. his teachers have tried rewarding him by giving him extra time on his ipad or letting him go and help out another teacher. I have tried rewarding him with money for him to go get a new game or taking him to the movies or taking him somewhere special and letting him pick the place. he will do it for a while and then he goes right back to doing the same thing again.

Raye - posted on 12/03/2015

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Whatever discipline you tried apparently wasn't correct for the situation, or you didn't stick with it long enough. ADHD, ODD, whatever... are not excuses to let him get away with not doing as he should be doing. The child still needs to learn how to manage the realities of life. The ADHD and ODD just make it more challenging and you sometimes have to get creative on how to get through to him and make him focus.

Rebecca - posted on 12/03/2015

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I make go to his room and read because that one part of his homework as well. Then there is time I have to make him go do this because he doesn't want to do it.

Jodi - posted on 12/02/2015

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So what does he do at home instead of doing homework? Sit in his room and stare at a boring wall with nothing to do?

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