Also, the teachers seem to think that their class takes precedence over every other class. In honors, I expect reasonable homework, not busy work. We go to school for 8 hours right after we wake up. We go home and get homework that takes us 10 hours straight… sorry, not going to work out. Every teacher sees an hour of their homework as one hour of homework. Multiply that times 7, guys. even better, add a job, sports and clubs (which are all required to get into a decent college.) into the mix. and you mock us and give us detentions for being tired in the morning and hungry before lunch… what’s sleep? I’ve never tried it. Dinner? I think I had that once. All I know is work. I live weekend to weekend, summer to summer.
Rachel I know just what you mean in getting the proper diagnose! I was told the same, boys will be boys, he'll out grow it, let him pay the consequences for not having his homework done! I never gave up.
He's had severe anger outbursts, ALWAYS had homework issues from first grade. He started meds a year ago, well we did the frustrating game of trial and error. He's now on Celexa and Risperdyl. I want to get him OFF Risperdyl because of the side effects it carries!
He's been diagnosed with being defiant, and touches highly in the spectrum of autism.
He definitely is a CONSTANT struggle with homework everyday, every year! He's is 6th grade, gets great grades, but recently some of his grades have fallen. Due to not turning in all of his homework, I didn't know this was happening.
I am at wits end with this struggle! Feel free to email me at
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