Hii Mam My son is ten years old. He is a bright student, quite good in studies. But off lately he has developed a habit of skipping Class work and Home work. I have talked to him about this several times and very lovingly but to no avail. The situation is getting worse. I have also asked him to leave the school if he don't want to study. Only yesterday I abused him at my high tone and didn't send him school today.. Is it right? What should I do? I am a teacher myself, solve problems of many parents but unable to solve mine. Plz help.

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Answer:
I understand your concern. Do consult a clinical psychologist or a special educator for an assessment. He may have learning difficulties which he may not be aware of. That must be a reason for avoiding. If it is not so then you can set a routine with incentives for him. Routines help children and they need routines. Allow him to play after he returns for 1 hour. Set a time period to study for 1-1.15 hours. In this period allot 20 min studying, 5 min break slots. Be gentle and firm that he has to follow the routine. When he completes studying or writing give him a sticker. When he gets 7 stickers give him a reward. Please be patient and give him lots of love and affection. Slowly all this routine will help. Not sending to school is not an option. Education is not an option. Also by making him sit at home doing nothing will get him addicted to negative thinking and habits. I hope these give you some ideas.

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