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|Wed, 09-27-2006 - 4:01pm|
My ds is 11. He just started middle school. For a little background on him...He has never liked school. He has a lot of ADD tendencies but and has been evaluated but he does not qualify for any services. He is easily distractable, extremely disorganized and has horrible handwriting. Now that he has more HW it seems to take hours.
He does his homework in the family room and gets distracted by every little thing. If he gets up, he loses his pencil. Then he takes 10 minutes to look for it. He's always been like this but now with more work it has more of an impact.
So here's my question, should I make him work alone in his room where he won't be distracted but yet I can't help him, nor can I see if he's daydreaming (another of his favorite activities) or should I let him work in the family room and just continue to tell him to get back to work whenever I see him off task?
He is my 3rd kid and only boy. His sisters are nothing like this so I've just been winging it with him all along and hoping he'd get by. I'm just afraid the implications will get more serious the older he gets.
Thanks for any advice you might give.