If it is the other way around, a defiant youngster will continue to be defiant because of the desire to continue the pleasurable activity. Offer win-win options— Offer options that get everything done, such as allowing the youngster which thing they do first, math or writing.
Praise— Once the youngster has completed their homework praise them for doing their work. Acknowledge that they completed it nicely. If you make the youngster aware that you noticed their good work habits, they are likely to repeat them. Proper working conditions— For some Aspergers kids, an improper working environment can cause them to be defiant. Students are hungry and thirsty when they come home from school. A few minutes for a snack are certainly appropriate.
Make sure that the student has appropriate supplies and that the study area is clean and neat. Cluttered desks, tables or other study areas are not conducive to studying for many students. Do consider playing music lightly in the background or allow an MP3 player as it can help some students to focus and then the homework is a little more pleasurable. Finding the proper working conditions may require a little experimentation. Provide reinforcement— Show your youngster that refusing to do homework has negative consequences while making a true effort has rewards.
Choose two or three behavioral goals for your youngster and write them on a chart that your youngster can understand. Other goals may relate to staying seated, following directions, or reading aloud. If the youngster has met the goal, record that under the date.
You can use stickers, stars or a certain color. If the youngster has not met the goal, record that with a different mark, such a minus sign or a frown. Ground rules— Set down ground rules, such as no television, computer games, friends, or other entertainments until their homework is done. Show interest in their work— Homework does not need to be painful or a power struggle. Stay positive, use rewards and read the work over with our youngster.
Small successes— It may be necessary to begin with small steps with rewards. The defiant youngster can rebel because homework seems daunting and overwhelming. Break the assignments down and then take a small break or have a snack. Often times when the student knows that a break is coming after one task, it will be tackled with more gusto. Eventually the student may indicate the desire to do a little more before taking a break.
To start the goal may be finish five math problems or read one page in the book. The small goals make kids feel like it is a surmountable task. State your expectations— Habits take time to develop and are difficult to break. This is as true for good habits as it is for bad habits. Good study habits take time to develop and bad study habits are difficult to overcome. By remaining firm and calm, and providing clear explanations when they are needed, your defiant youngster will learn that some battles simply are not worth the effort.
In surprisingly little time, your defiant youngster will learn better study habits, if only so that they can have more time to do the fun things that they want to do. Stay calm— Getting angry simply tells the youngster that they have won; they control you when you lose control of your emotions.
Stay positive— Your positive approach will help your youngster maintain their good mood when completing their tasks.
Do not keep the youngster out of the discussions. The teacher, administrators and counselors can be there to reinforce the expectations. It helps to make it clear to the student that everyone is united. Do not see the professionals as enemies. They are able to look at the youngster objectively and not emotionally.
A lot of parents in the USA are getting medical cards for cannabis and their children are doing really wel. He is struggling to cope with the workload. He is only 8. He has loads of time to find his way in the world. If that is the case, no wonder he is having behavioural issues.. Less stress, less melt downs. Less expectations on these kids. Does he alway have sensory processing disorder too? As if so, school is enough.
Just play and relax once home. He would be in total sensory overload. Give lots more positive attention, fun times, praise each tiny achievement he does and his behaviour will improve along with his self esteem. Plus your relationship with him will massively improve. Since we did this with our son his behaviour, self esteem and our relationship has improved.
Positive reinforcement Always wins out over negative reinforcement! I would definitely meet with school, discuss classwork and homework at meeting to reduce the amount and frequency. These things have helped my three sons, that are all on the Autism Spectrum. Something needs to changed at school. Homework should be no more than an hour. He seems to be stuck in a negative downward spiral. I pray this is all turned around.
Its like being thrown in a snake pit day in and day out. Should be focusing on the positive building him up instead of tearing him down with long homework that is to much and too long and punishment.
Id talk to school about nipping that. And be extra positive and fun to build him up and help him decompress his anxieties and anger.
Children should not be given homework, only sent home with work that was unfinished at school. There are many sites and scientific studies to back this belief. Do a little research and write that teacher a note. No child should have that amount of homework! Having a HFA child on the write repetitive sentences is ridiculous, and to him probably seems pointless and causes more stress. There are so many studies that show homework is unnecessary for young children We do so many learning activities with our son and he is showing us ways he enjoys learning and we try and capitalize on that, but it is NOT worth the struggle to get him to do a couple poxy worksheets a night.
However, I am worried we are doing him a disservice for when he gets to middle school Home is safe and family is first. I would also call an iep meeting asap. He is overwhelmed by their regular work and then they pile a ton of useless activity on top of that? It sounds like he needs regular sensory breaks and a new approach to what they expect. I also had it written into his iep that he could not have recess taken away as he needed the sensory input.
We have more play time than most! My daughter has Aspergers and as far as she concerned school is school and home is home, she used to freak out if homework was mentioned. Depends on how her day is going. Having him write that much and the punitive nature of writing repetitive sentences is not meeting his needs. As a teacher and parent of a specially wired child, this breaks my heart. Listen to your child, advocate for them, listen to your parental gut, and educate the educators about the need of your child.
Tell the teachers that they are to let him finish at school his work. What is left should be given the next day. At home do positive things with him. He is being bombarded by school and home. He deserves a safe place. A place of love, peace and joy. Let that always be his home. Writing sentences for a child on the spectrum is not beneficial. I thought we add pretty well until I did a course that made me look at the numbers and names of ingredients in products and the findings are scary, known carcinogenic ingredients, mood disrupters, causes aggregation and confusion.
All in our food, very scary. I did a course through sistermixin they have fb page and I have the chemical maze app and book. Worth a look into. Look for alternatives within the community, like a half day program. No child should have to do 4 hours of homework a night, no matter what the circumstance.
I went through this with my son who graduated this year. We ultimately used an online program for his core classes, and then public school for electives. Freshman and Sophomore years were horrible in high school, but when he tested into the running start program to enter college early, things turned around for him.
He took 2 honor music classes at the high school, and two college classes. It was the best decision we ever made. He just graduated with honors in the arts. We had accommodations added to his IEP where he has reduced work, extra time on testing as well as only work sent home if they have to.
He went from having meltdowns everyday at school to finally last school year he had less than 20 for the entire year. He is also taking meds for anxiety which hep tremendously. I moved him to a special needs class The school should know better. Like a lady mentioned above Now they send the stress home. He must be able to escape school pressure and stress Good luck to you, never easy. When all else fails.. We have with our son.. PA Cyber, best thing we ever all did.
Do whatever he gets done in this period and leave the rest and write a note to the teacher saying this is how much was done. Lines saying "I will not yell in class"? That is his personality and he finds it hard to suppress! He is more likely an anxious child than a naughty one. Rewards are better - maybe get the teacher to do a record card and write a smiley face every time he gets through a lesson without "noises". If he gets a full day of "smiley faces", spend an allocated time with him maybe half an hour?
Get the teacher to use "visial cues" in class to try to tell him to "lower the volume" eg, thumbs down against the chest - discreetly so as not to embarrass him in front of the other children! Making him write lines is going to make him feel like he is naughty or stupid!
Sounds like the teacher needs some training or, better still, a new vocation! He is probably making noises because he is anxious! Need to try to ignore attention seeking "bad" behaviour and reward good behaviour. I had a word with the s.
They also reduced the pressure on him in the classroom, as he cannot work as fast as the other kids. Since these two changes, he has been much happier at school and has been performing better.
I think this is a much better approach than what you have described. Trust in yourself, put yourself in his shoes. My girl 13 yrs is in a class of 6 for kids on the spectrum, she cannot bear to do anything that is pointless and writing the same sentence 20 times would be unbearable for her.
I think she would get on much better if I could home ed her but we are in germany at the moment and its not an option. My son is also 8years old.
They just added this in his IEP. He writes his thoughts down for his paper brain storming then he writes his rough draft. Then he gets to use voice to text for his final draft. Just remember you are his advocate speak to what you need!! I do all the time!!! You simply log on and do the work on pace for that day. Also he could take many breaks.
I remember melting down every night in 3rd and 4th grade over homework. I wish I had been diagnosed then and someone realize that what I needed was accommodations allowing more time to process those difficult things. Think of him take away the pressure of school and home school your have a diffrent child. Id definitely say this to them!
Dont stand for it!! He developed tics and stimming increased. Rewards did not work because he knew it was patronizing and also meant he only got rewarded for changing who he was so others would like him better.
He had to do the same as them, because he was the same as them. Kids always have a reason for their actions and your boy sounds utterly overwhelmed. Late last year my then-7yo daughter was the same. The Rabbit Ate My. Tangled Oak Press September 2, Language: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention year old ate my homework little sister rabbit ate elizabeth cole rachel elizabeth exchange for an honest well written sister libby fun read middle grade free copy age group main character whole thing twists and turns brought back really enjoyed blackmails him into keeping take care.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I enjoy reading what they read, and also like to recommend books and series to and for them. While humorous, , the children have very realistic problems to face and defeat. The kids mostly solve the short term problems, but when everything spins out of control, responsible adults help. Disobedience, lying, and bullying are all dealt with in an appropriate way.
It may not be as exciting as some of the popular fantasy series, but it is in no way less enjoyable. I look forward to sharing and testing it out in the next couple weeks as I go visiting. Knowing the exterminator will find the rabbit in his closet, Drew takes the rabbit with him to school. The beginning of The Rabbit Ate My Homework by Rachel Elizabeth Cole was a little confusing because the first few chapters seemed to have very little to do with each other.
In the end, the two storylines merged and everything made perfect sense. This was a very cute, fun to read story. Even though it is aimed at kids and my 7 and 9 year old boys both liked it , I found myself wondering what the rabbit would do next and worrying about what would happen when the kids were caught with the forbidden pet. A great read-aloud and also great to give to older children to read on their own. So accurate on bunny and kids behaviour!
I love reading YA books and this one caught my eye because I had owned a rabbit that looked like the one on the cover. I had a red Giant Flemish but much bigger than the one in the book. As I read the ordeal these kids went through I was laughing. Something that starts out so small gets turned into a big fiasco!
All though my bunny passed away last year at age 10 and 22 lbs, reading this book brought back all the happy memories of her. If you ever owned a bunny, especially one you keep indoors, you will love this book. If you have kids that love fuzzy, furry critters, they will love this book. You will want to buy the next one in the series! As a person who has worked saving rabbits for the past 18 years, I am very skeptical about books that portray rabbits as pets.
I am pleased to say this book is a great one. It talks about rabbits as pets, real pets, not outside hutch animals, but living inside. It is a numerous look at rabbits and the problems they can cause.
I laughed through most of it, knowing how true to life it is. Cord chewing, nighttime thumping, etc Rabbits are not for everyone. This all starts because the boy disobeyed his folks about the rules regarding bike riding.
An expensive bike is broken, and hidden from the parents. Nosey little sister finds a box with a rabbit and blackmails her brother. The rabbit stays or she tattles that the bike is broken. The rabbit eats more than the homework and goes from being a nuisance to being a wanted member of the family.
In this book a young boy at the bottom of the social pecking order at school is annoyed his father decides to mow the lawn rather than go on a promised bike ride with him so decides to disobey the rules and ride through the woods where a jump is just to tempting not to attempt. Unfortunately for him his little sister witnessed the whole thing and when the two find a rabbit in a box she blackmails him into keeping it. I would have loved a book like this when I was pre-adult.
Trying to hide something from your parents. In this case a rabbit, who is very uncooperative about hiding. Would make a great bedtime story for the youngest, an interesting self read for the middles , and a fun look back for the teens and the adults. It brought back memories of times that I tried to keep a new pet secret and reminded me of my son trying the same thing on me. See all reviews. See all customer images. Most recent customer reviews. Published 10 days ago.
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Whichever steps are taken to get a defiant "Aspie" to do homework, there are some things all moms and dads must keep in mind when managing these difficult homework situations. Please join the PTO in their annual Charleston Wrap Fundraiser. This is a fun and easy way to kick off the momentum for the school year and there are FUN incentives!!
Or, at least, not for hours every night. Believers in homework say it teaches soft skills like responsibility and good study habits. A major cause of agony for Aspergers (high functioning autistic) students, their parents and educators is the unsatisfactory completion of homework.