My fourth grade son has a real problem getting his homework done. He starts out OK but he can’t seem to stay on task and ends up drawing or looking around. I check on him from time to time and he will start working again but he is soon off in his own little world again. I don’t want him to fail fourth grade! How can I get him to stay on task?
Some kids are able to stay on task and others have a problem. This doesn’t really relate to their intelligence level but it certainly can affect their grades. Your son may be interested in other things than what he is being taught in school.
Try to keep in contact with his teacher. If he isn’t paying attention in school then he may not know how to do his homework. Try to keep up with what he is learning and help him out at home.
You might want to consider having him tested for ADD. If this is his problem then medication could help. Try to be patient with him. You may have other things you need to do but he needs you one on one right now to help him get on the right track.