By Kate Kelly
The demands of high school and preparing for life after graduation can be frustrating for teens with learning and attention issues. Here are some signs that your child may be frustrated—and advice on how to help.
Kate Kelly has been writing and editing for more than 20 years, with a focus on parenting.
Jenn Osen-Foss, M.A.T.
May 10, 2014
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@RunnerkidMom: We're so sorry to hear that your son is having these issues. While we can't offer specific advice about your son's situation, we might recommend you check out this resource, which covers a lot of the experiences you've shared: Why Your Teen or Tween May Be Frustrated With School—and What You Can Say to Help. Also, please consider joining us in the Understood Community. You'll be in good company there with other families who are dealing with similar circumstances. Good luck!
Because he's not getting his needs met in reading at school, he wants to quit school.
My teenage son doesn't have these kinds of frustrations. He gets frustrated at home over doing homework that is inappropriate for his skills. He also gets frustrated because he doesn't advocate for himself with teachers, i.e. asking the special ed teacher or aid to test him on the reading passage he's been practicing far too long at home, or reminding the teacher to change a grade that she said she would change a month ago but still remains the same, or asking for help from the teacher, or telling the teacher he doesn't feel well or injured himself, etc. He gets frustrated when the schedule at home doesn't go as he expected or if he can't find any food to eat that he wants, etc. His frustration quickly turns into anger at home. At school he doesn't act out. However, he asks every morning if he can stay home and procrastinates and acts out getting ready in the morning, claiming sickness, etc. He missed so much school last fall due to illness that the school won't let him stay home wit
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