Posted on behalf of Neo Member D Durien :
I am particular interested to hear from 2 groups. Single parents and parents who both work. I am in the latter group and I have 2 kids; one who is 8 years old in 3rd grade and one who is in 9th grade and honors. My oldest is rocking it. His biggest complaint is that he would rather be learning in school.
My 3rd grader....Sigh...My wife and I both work from home, She is a Release manager always in meetings. I am in IT always fixing things. Since we can't focus on her all the time, she'll get stuck on one thing and not do any of the other work. We'll ask her why none of it was done, because she was stuck on math. She took a diagnostic test to see how she is progressing and got flagged for just rushing through it (supposed to take 45 - 60 minutes and it took her under 25 which is why she got flagged). No she was not a genius, LOL she scored lower than she did when she took the test in Sept, A LOT lower LOL. Eventually we had to watch her take the test so that she would not just rush through the test to get it done.
Any parents out there experiencing the same thing? I have been telling my wife not sure what is going to happen come the end of the year. Actually one other thing. My son's high school cancelled the parent teacher conferences for everyone and needed to only focus on the kids who are getting F's. At least 1/3 of the kids in his school was getting an F....