Jami R - posted on 01/14/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
My kids are 9 and 13 (3rd grade and 8th). Do to my sons needs, I do not work at this time. My husband is transitioning from Active duty to reserves, as well as going to school on the post 9/11 GI bill. My husband tries to help them with math n such but he is in school full time, so it's mostly on me to fix this. Since my husband got out AD we've been pretty strapped financially, in case the advice is to buy a tutor for now.. I rely on public programs for tutoring my kids. Which I signed them up for an after school program called "after school tutoring" at our Kids Club and my kids say they get to play games on the PC. Limited actual tutoring, more like babysitters. I struggled with their work when they were even in kindergarten and I can barely help them. That isn't so much the problem as is their both lying to me about having school work. I get daily progress reports from my sons teachers, I see he is missing work, I confront him, yet he tells me pretty good stuff like "I handed it in late she just hasn't corrected it yet" or "I worked on it during study time." and my favorite,,very emotionally he says" I did my homework the teacher lost it." My Daughter is 9 she says "we had a sub today, so we wont have a hw packet" "we have a project this week in class, so no hw" I had no reason not to believe her until I realized there was a stack of hw packets in her dresser lol..not so funny I guess..Does anyone else have these issues and a tried and true method? My son misses allot of school and there is some communication issues with his teachers as far as make up work. I have to go to the school all the time and mass email Where's his make up work? It's frustrating, like they haven't figured it out he's going to have some. Anyways any advice is appreciated.