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[ - ] WWYD? Every day is a battle to get my 8th grader to school. We have yelling matches because he doesn't want to go to school. Says he is sick. He is exhausted because he is up so late with all the homework. It's hill school so not like he can miss the bus. I can't do this everyday. It's only September. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:17 AM Flag
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How late is he getting home? What time is he going to sleep/getting up? Is he wasting time on social media/computer/netflix/video game? Is he just tired or is there something else going on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:28 AM Flag
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Sit down with him this weekend with the attitude that you are going to figure this out together. Write down the hours in a day (24), mark through when he should be sleeping. Mark off time foe breakfast, dinner, shower and commute. See what is left. Mark off time in school, now show him what is left. Say, there are only so many hours in a day - we can't change that -- so lets figire out how we can get everything do e in he time we have. REMDMBER, it's a we are going to figure this out together attitude not an ill show you attitude. Factor in 30 minutes (ask him how much time he realistically thinks he can devote to video games) and put that in too. And finally, take it or leave it; schools give too much HW. It destroys kids (sleep deprived) and families (what you are experiencing). I do the busy work for my children. No harm no foul. And before anyone asks -- I've spent years tring to get the load reduced. No success. I will do what I feel is necessary to protect the mental and physical health of my children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:38 AM Flag
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BTDT. My dc was on social media when he was studying and doing his homework. Took twice as long. He'd be up to 1am 2am doing "work". You need to have him work in front of you if he can't control the FB, snapchat, IM'ing. It's going on. Trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:43 AM Flag
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NP I would like to say that not every child who struggles with too much homework is wasting time on social media. It seems like people love to use this an excuse and ignore the problem in the educational system. Do your child's homework for a week. All of it. It's an eye opening experience and you are an adult with a HS diploma and most likely a college degree. Not a 13 year old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:50 AM Flag
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Could he leave later and take an Uber? Same thing coming home? Shaving an hour off commute time by doing away with the bus could help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:48 AM Flag
[ - ] Fashionistas: jean jackets/vests: already out, never in, in?? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 10:39 AM Flag
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love them! love to throw a jean jacket over a black dress for fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 10:51 AM Flag
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So fresh & fun!! You go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:34 AM Flag
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We need a tie breaker because I think jean jackets are hideous. So white trash. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:18 AM Flag
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You're not a fashionista then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:21 AM Flag
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You have no idea what you're talking about or what "white trash" even means. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:27 AM Flag
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A good jean jacket is a classic, I don't think they'll ever be "out" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.29.16, 11:47 AM Flag
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