What works when they get a crappy attitude and sit there staring at tv instead of doing homework, just because I told him to do homework and he's going to prove to me that he won't do it, apparently? I haven't been domineering about this, I don't think, but maybe that's subjective. Anyway, he had a lot of homework this weekend and he's done most of it, including writing a paper where he said he wanted to go to college. He's smart enough to know that he needs to get good grades to do what he wants. So, I just don't get why he gets this way and how to get him out of it. Ideas? He's being very passive aggressive right now. I'm keeping my cool and not getting yelling or acting mad at him, but this refusing to do what he;'s told can really crawl under my skin- and of course, he knows it. His grades and behavior were very good last week- and I bragged on him, I have reminded him that he needs to do his homework so he'll get more 91's and 93's, etc, .... He does this 99% of every Sunday. And what really irks me is that he knows that if he really were to keep this up and I don't fight him- I just put it all on his shoulders, it would be me explaining to the PO and judge why I don't make him do it.