My son is 7 yrs old and in first grade. He has a hard time with reading and math. I get very frustrated with him when we do his homework. I am a single father who is raising two boys, my oldest is 11 yrs old and in 5th grade. Jon (11) is a really smart kid. His problem is that he is controlling and a smart-butt to his brother Jacob(7). I do not know whatelse to do about Jacob. What can I do to prevent him from being held back? I am not trying to avoid responsiblity, but isn't school suppose to be for learning? What is wrong with the schools today? When I was in first grade I do not remember having tons of homework. That was a small rant! My real concern is Jacob, so if anyone can lend some help I would be grateful.