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My 9 year son refused to try in school on his homework or test,

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My 9 year son refused to try in school on his homework or test, knowing that he knows how to do the work, his grades are failing, the teacher and I know he can do this work
how can I get him to under stand how this is important issue, the teacher is thinking a sending him back to second grade if there is no improvments. What should I do to helphim?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.
I will return shortly with an informative answer!!!!
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Do you need more info?


Expert:  Dr. G. replied 6 years ago.
If he is not doing his homework then what does he do after school? Has he been evaluated for a learning disorder? How long has this problem persisted?
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.

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Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.

A behavior contract should be tried for your son. The teacher would initiate the contract. Every day that your son exhibits the desired behavior, he would receive a sticker with a comment. After a pre-determined number of stickers..maybe 10 to start..., he would receive a treat or some special privilege at school. See how this works for a while.

Expert:  proexpert37 replied 6 years ago.
Let me know if you need more suggestions!!!