11 Year old --not turning in homework
I hope someone on here can offer some advice on how to handle this situation. I have tried everything I know to do. My 11 year (6th grader) seems to have trouble completing and turning in his homework. Even when he does complete it, he doesn't turn it in. He already has 6 zero's this 9 week period and we aren't even 1/2 way through it!! I'm just baffled!! We have never had this problem with him before. We did move from WV to NC and of course, he did have to switch schools, but that was 2 years ago. I have tried rewarding him when he does turn it in and I have punished him when he doesn't. Two weeks ago, I took everything from him...no computer, no video games, no tv, and no telephone. I just didn't know what else to do and here we are 2 weeks later and still NOT doing any better! He is so bored because he can't do any of the things he likes to do, but still can't seem to get it together!! I'm at a loss here and I don't know what else to do. I say I'm going to stop worrying about it and just let him fail and repeat the 6th grade...maybe that's what it will take...but I just can't seem to bring myself to actually stop worrying about it. Any suggestions???