1 Cor 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God."

Sounds so easy to do, but in practice is do damn hard.  The last few days have been filled disappointment and frustration.  Christopher is still struggling to get assignments turned in and I'm at my wits end on how to help him.  Besides praying for him, I don't know what more I can do.  I keep bouncing between anger, despair, and hope.  The result is a wild emotional roller coaster.  On the one hand I know he's not consciously trying to do poorly.  But I also don't see any effort on his part to work on his weaknesses.  I worry about his future success in life if he has trouble with the most basic organizational skill of writing down assignments and when they're due.

In my head, I know I need to take a servant approach to helping him.  But that's not so easy in practice when you get emails from 2 different teachers in two days.  So we keep trying to move forward.  I've given him the mantra of "write down everything".  Perhaps if we start with something very simple, we can build on it.


Jude said…
I wonder if getting him some sort of really cool notebook or something to write things in would help? Maybe if not a paper one, an electronic one if he'd use that more?
sydwynd said…
Jude: We've tried just about everything. Electronic devices are not allowed. The issue isn't finding something for him to use. The issue is getting him to use it on a daily basis. Or, worse, he'll write down there was no homework for a class when there really was. I'm quite discouraged right now and don't know what he can do to get organized. I know it's a symptom of ADHD but at what point does he own the problem and work hard to overcome it? I just don't see the commitment.
Jude said…
Would there maybe be some help/suggestions from parents of other ADHD families? I am just not knowledgeable... :(
sydwynd said…
Jude: Thanks. We've utilized a lot of other resources. At this point, Christopher needs to step up and take some responsibility and ownership. That's what I'm working on with him.

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