ADHD in Boys
Bad grades and a temper
My 13 year old son is in 8th grade - he has a great team of teachers who work with him and are available every day for tutoring, and he has a tutor in math and language arts. The first quarter he was getting A’s and B’s so we signed him up for the school trip to DC in the spring. His grades this quarter are C’s and D’s and he has the attitude of “so what, at least they are not F’s”. He also has a coexisting condition of ODD. Yesterday, I received an email that he was missing 5 assignments in various classes. His teachers are giving him the 2 weeks over Christmas break to complete. He wanted to work on the math assignment yesterday, and when I wouldn’t do the work for him - he got mad and threw a Christmas decoration which broke. Between the bad grades, bad attitude, and further destruction of property in the house which will require money to replace or fix - I want to take away this trip. My husband disagrees. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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