I have not written anything here for some time now, but at this point, I am really in need of help. My 11 yr old adopted son is going bizzar. He has had problems in school from his behavior every year, but this year he was fantastic for the holidays, Oct, Nov, and Dec. Now in Jan, he has gone down hill so fast it's unbelievable! He reads 7-9th grade books and understands them, yet he's failing reading and language arts with a 35% because he appears to not care at all! He cannot be bothered to do his work, turn in homework, he blurts out answers during quizes, and is generally a miserable child to be around at school and somewhat at home too. We have all tried talking to find out what the problem is, taking away privilages for punishment, rewards, and many other suggestions and nothing seems to work!
PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME SOMEONE HERE KNOWS SOMETHING I CAN TRY TO DO!!!!!
We are looking at homeschooling, but in the past, he and I cannot get along for extended periods and I feel like pulling my hair out at the end of every single day! I'm terrified of homeschooling him, but now feel even more pressure to do so!!
please offer me help and advice...thanks so much in advance.