Ugh! I am so frustrated with difficult child! He was given an assignment in Social Studies that had to do with making a map. It was due yesterday. He did not know how to do the scale so I told him to ask the teacher for advise. But no, he gets advise from a fellow student (I hope that kid was right because that would have been my advise). Fine, whatever, but just do the map and get it handed in. I asked him tonight, "Did you hand in the map?" "No, I can't because I am not done with it." "It was due yesterday, did you talk to the teacher about why it has not been handed in?" "No, it doesn't matter, I can hand it in when I am done with it." O.K., so why is there a deadline? So, I e-mailed the teacher and asked him to please explain the importance of a deadline and communicating to the person who gave the deadline if it will not be met. I hope he can get difficult child to understand the importance of talking to a teacher when he knows something will be late. He usually does pay attention to deadlines so I am puzzled about why this is so different. Hopefully it is because he thinks he is expempt of all deadlines set last week because he missed 4 days of school? I am more concerned that he did not talk to the teacher than I am about it being late. I don't think this assignment will be figured into a final grade but it does look like a good lesson to be had for honoring deadlines!