My son is having major problems in school. He is failing everything. He doesn't want to do the homework. He just doesn't care. How can I change this attitude. He's 14 and suppose to be going to High ...
I have a son the same age and exact same problems. I have tried everything and feel your pain that the school doesn't seem to help and their care for the situation may seem very transparent.
I started my child in therapy and his therapist suggested that we start with small things to help build my childs self esteem. She said and I quote "he needs to experience some success as soon as possible". I started him in some sports, and started to really build him up with praise around the house. It is very very slow coming but I think I'm finally starting to break through.
It's hard when 14 is so awkward, you want to be a friend and a parent, but they seem to kind of take advantage of that. Best wishes in your efforts, but I'd really think about getting him a mentor or involved in things that will bring him a little success as soon as possible. Martial arts is always a great motivator, fun, active and disciplined... maybe you could try that???