mommaduck's picture

Homework and Classwork

Ok.. I am Just venting and have no other place to turn.. I have a son who is in the 7th grade in all advance classes, and lately is refusing to do his school and homework. I work long hours and don't get to be home with him. So he will use this as a excuse. I had so many people who say I should just quit my job to make sure he does his school work, Yes I do feel that I should be there but It is not a option for me to be home. and to be honest, when I am there we fight all night long just trying to have him do his work.. I just don't know what to do anymore..

mayamay's picture

Parents who have the luxury of evenings with their children can also have the luxury of children who take advanced classes. If changing your schedule really is not an option, change HIS schedule. Make it so that he can get school work done during school, provide some structure for after school, and let your time with him be about you and him.