son failing 8th grade .... HELP!

Leslie - posted on 11/25/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He has been struggling for the past few years but this year he has reached all time low! Won't turn in homework assignments and when you ask him why he just stares at me blankly!!! Of course Dad thinks it's my fault (divorced for 11 years now... Son was 2) and pretty much blames me and refuses to accept any responsibility at all! My son just desperately wants to make his dad proud. Dad was big in sports and got good grades and Cason feels he will never be anything like that!

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Leslie - posted on 11/25/2015

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We used to think it was because he had problems with reading. So he was in a special reading class But he managed to meet all of his goals and was taken out of that class. ever since he's been in junior high he has just tanked. It's pretty much being chalked up to laziness. I Have no idea why he chooses not to turn it in assignments. If you ask him he just stares at you. He thinks he is unable to learn. As far as consequences, everything has been taken away at some point and I've tried positive reinforcement!

Jodi - posted on 11/25/2015

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So why is he struggling? Does he have a learning disability? Maybe he needs tutoring? Do you help him with his homework when he needs to? What are his consequences at home if he doesn't do his homework?

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