UmMusa Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 My DD10 is a self proclaimes daydreamer. She likes to spend time alone to daydream, she is kind of artsy, and not very good at remembering to stay on task. She's very sociable and talkative. When it comes to school work (desk work) she does not do well. I"m not an unschooler. I don't know what to do with her style, though. She can work hard when it is something she likes. She can sit in an hour and a half long art lesson and make a nice picture. But finish a short spelling lesson, remember to bring her Science book with her to the library, or do a grammar exercise... you must be kidding! What happens to people like her as they grow up? Or what should I do so that she grows up responsible at least for herself? We battle it out a lot over stuff I've told her to do that she doesn't do. Natural consequence? Well, that is usually that she doesn't get her schoolwork done for the day, but what is he consequence really? That she is behind? Making her finish it makes her more fatigues and makes me house-bound if she is to stay home and finish it. I want school work done during school hours. She doesn't care to lose electronics time or dessert. She shrugs any 'punishment' off. I am open to ideas. When she was in 3rd grade I thought she was still young; by 4th grade I thought she's outgrow it by the end of the year. Now we've begun 5th grade and it isn't better at all. She is not focused on what is expected of her. That is the main idea. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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