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Frustrated with my son's school


I am new to this group, and I too am about to go insane with trying to organize my son at school.  The teachers and administration do not realize that punishment does not equal organizational skills in my child.  I am beyond frustrated.  My 12 year old son was brought into a meeting today.  HE was scared to death and is very eager to please.  He signed all paperwork and promised to do better about turning in his homework.  Guess what?!? Yep, he came home with the previous night €™s homework he forgot to turn in.  How can I get this school to understand he is not doing this intentionally.  He is proud of his work and wants to turn in the homework.  Ugh! Any suggestions???
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KEEP REMINDING HIM TO TURN IT IN ,,, MY SON DOES THIS SAME THING ...TALK WITH HIS TEACHER ABOUT IT TILL THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT’S NEEDED…

Posted by washmim on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:14am

DOES YOUR SON HAVE A IEP OR 504 PLAN IF NOT HE NEEDS ONE & IF HE DOES PUT A ACCOMDATION IN IT ABOUT THE HOMEWORK ...

Posted by washmim on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:14am

If he’s add, then it’s not unusual for them to be forgetful. Why don’t you remind him of his homework, if he forgets? I have a list at the front door and my 4 year old and I go over it before we leave the house. I have an app on my cellphone, that reminds him to take his medicine. Just like kids forget, we as adults forget. There’s nothing wrong with assisting him in remembering. Just go behind him and check. I know my son is forgetful about behaving at school…so I got him a watch called vibraLite to buzz and remind him of the things I expect from him. Maybe the buzzing watch can remind your son to turn in his homework.

Posted by vabronxboogie on Oct 30, 2013 at 1:53pm

Your intuition is sound. Of course it is insane for you to organize your son at school. It’s not your main concern.
How competent is the school in organizing your son at home?

And scaring him to death is not a good strategy for helping him to develop protocols such as the good suggestions above.

Is there somebody at the school you can work with?

Posted by John Tucker, PhD, ACG. ADHD Coach on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:25pm

I have the same problems and more my son is very forgetful behavior is becoming a worse problem I just started him on the stratijize attend pack any one know how long it takes to start working.

Posted by elr on Nov 08, 2013 at 4:23am

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