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    Assignments. I had one son who would never do them. I would not do them for him. Earlier on in school I used to write refused across his homework sheets. I recon have a natter with his mother and then, if she agrees, leave him to the school to deal with, then when he bellyaches about it, it is no one's fault but his own. If we do it for them, we are sending very bad life messages.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I just have to say SS13 is driving me nuts.

    Can he really be so dense or is he playing me. That is the question?

    His Mother tells me that he asked her to get his assignment materials for him on the weekend. She suspects he wants her to do it for him. Well because she does, & in her defense he can wear you down. But she refused and said his assignment should have been started at his fathers.

    I ask SS this arvo what homework or assignments does he have? Answer none.

    I leave it a while and ask again. He tells me of his roll call assignment not the Art assignment his mother is talking of that he told her was due this Friday.

    So finally I ask what of the Art assignment. Oh yeah I forgot, he says. Hmmm.

    So what do you need for it, I ask.
    I need this and that and a milk container, he says.
    Oh the one I got you before, I asked?
    Yep, he says, only he threw it out.
    Why, I asked.
    I forgot what I had to keep it for.

    Can he really be so dense. Are teenage boys really this forgetful? Do you believe in growth spurts? Any suggestions before I murder him apart from a stiff drink which I'm already having would be gratefully appreciated.
    Boy's can be so disinterested in school at that age, he could just be wiping the whole thing of home work etc from his mind. I hope is isn't playing you!
    Best of luck with him MAC

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    I know he hates school. Doesn't fit in, he's not a boys boy.

    He knows I won't do it which is why he tried his mother I suspect, but given his recent homework excuses you'd think he'd at least leave it a few weeks before he tried it on again.

    I mean really how dense can you be. Or how much gall does he have???

    I sure do hope he isn't trying me.

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    Silly kids.

    My son's teacher rang me yesterday to tell me he flatly refused to go to an extended class he'd got into.

    It's sooo funny. There's not a kid nor teacher there as big who could possibly try and budge him. So they ring Mummy. PMSL.
    Mummy tells sonny that it IS his choice. He goes to the class and does the work to the best of his ability and he gets to play bball.

    Or...he doesn't go, and he doesn't get to play bball. Lol. He went, just like that, and finsihed the work before most of the class had got half way through. Handed it in, all correct. He now gets to play bball.
    They (school are shocked. I'm laughing, I KNOW my son. )

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    Oh I DO like your style DA!

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    I'd be happy if SS was interested in something.

    I always say he'll be late for his own funeral and he'll never die of a stress related illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I'd be happy if SS was interested in something.

    I always say he'll be late for his own funeral and he'll never die of a stress related illness.
    So SS is very laid back! A lot of kids need a fire under their bums!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    I'd be happy if SS was interested in something.

    I always say he'll be late for his own funeral and he'll never die of a stress related illness.
    Isn't there something he's into, or something he's really good at, but might not know it yet?

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    SS is a floater.

    He likes fish so has two tanks. For his Personal Interest Project (school) he bred Siamese Fighting Fish, got a distinction award etc, however that interest has now gone by the wayside and I have to remind him to clean the tank which is in the kitchen.

    Another in his room with about a doz fish. At the start I told him fish weren't my thing, I'd happily get him what he needs and remind him to clean them but I wouldn't be doing it.

    He likes gardening, collects and pinches plants leaning over fences etc, pots them beautifully and then once on the way forgets about them.

    He would like to be a biologist but will not have the grades but I keep trying to encourage him to aim high and something in between will come a long and at least he will have been doing the right subject etc to veer in that direction.

    He's never been into sport, has two right hands (he's a lefty) pigeon toed and falls over his own feet. Likes to play with the girls for which he gets teased etc or plays with younger children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    SS is a floater.

    He likes fish so has two tanks. For his Personal Interest Project (school) he bred Siamese Fighting Fish, got a distinction award etc, however that interest has now gone by the wayside and I have to remind him to clean the tank which is in the kitchen.

    Another in his room with about a doz fish. At the start I told him fish weren't my thing, I'd happily get him what he needs and remind him to clean them but I wouldn't be doing it.

    He likes gardening, collects and pinches plants leaning over fences etc, pots them beautifully and then once on the way forgets about them.

    He would like to be a biologist but will not have the grades but I keep trying to encourage him to aim high and something in between will come a long and at least he will have been doing the right subject etc to veer in that direction.

    He's never been into sport, has two right hands (he's a lefty) pigeon toed and falls over his own feet. Likes to play with the girls for which he gets teased etc or plays with younger children.
    SS sounds like he is going through a very awkward stage. Has he always been like this? Maybe he needs a little cottage industry for plants, take cuttings, pot them up and instead of forgetting about them, nuture them and sell them? That way he could earn himself some pocket money and buy something special!

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