Menu
Jump to content
ATTENTION: Forums search will not work until re-indexing is completed. Please follow these instructions for search

What's with the ads?

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Susan in TN

Slow-moving teenage boys?

Recommended Posts

My 16yods moves at a slow pace, even when he thinks he's hurrying :glare:. He's almost always the last one out of the house when we're going anywhere - and that's even with 10 minute warnings. He is improving on this.

 

He doesn't utilize his time well and wastes a ton of time between "subjects". I don't think he's being deliberately lazy. He just has difficulty changing gears.

 

He says he likes having quiet when he is working, but honestly I think he stays on task better when he's upstairs with the rest of us. In our household, that's with most of his younger siblings where there's noise and chatter and distraction.

 

We've done schedules, charts, and lists. He has trouble keeping up with these, although it seems that when he makes a list of tasks he does better. He also has a very, very full schedule - right now he has 15 hours per week (including travel time) of music lessons/groups outside of regular schoolwork/instrument practice and he's working on his Eagle Scout - some of this will ease up after the spring semester.

 

Do you have any suggestions? Things that worked well for your kids?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is my 14ds exactly! It drives me crazy. Chores that should take 20 minutes take an hour, he is a very slow (but thorough) reader, etc.

 

For mine, he has ADD and is just off the Aspergers scale, and has distractibility issues. While he's drying a pan, for instance, he'll stare out the kitchen window and dry that pan for 5 minutes. My dh is exactly the opposite - he's a get-things-done kind of guy, with an extremely high work ethic. Don't think this hasn't caused some rows! :tongue_smilie:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & RECEIVE A COUPON FOR
10% OFF
We respect your privacy.You’ll hear about new products, special discounts & sales, and homeschooling tips. *Coupon only valid for first-time registrants. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Entering your email address makes you eligible to receive future promotional emails.
0 Shares
Share
Tweet
Pin
×