Poor thing sat at the table for 4 hours last night to do homework! Ugh. I hate making her sit, but she did get up, get something to eat at dinner, something to drink, snack after dinner, etc.. I hated making her sit for that amount of time (not good for her), but she had some stuff that she had not gotten done in the last week from being absent last week. She sat and played almost the entire time and that is what takes her so long. So, unfortunately, she didn't get any tv time last night. She started off doing math and I watched her off and on while she played with the cat, played with her ice in her drink, etc... She distracted herself so much that she went from doing the "evens" of her problems to doing the odds, which she didn't have to do, and then didn't get half of what she was supposed to do, done. She is missing 4 assignments in computer because she works very slowly and was supposed to stay after school yesterday to make up some of it. She "forgot," so needless to say, the assignments didn't get done! I think they have some makeup time on Friday, but she will definately have to stay after next Tuesday in order to keep up. She has a sheet in Science that she absolutely needed to have done or she misses out on a lot of the stuff on the next test. So, last night, we went over AGAIN, what she needed to get done. We have been over this already since Monday! This morning, I asked her if she remembered what she needed to get done. She named off what it was and got it right (and I wrote it in her agenda just in case)!!!! Way To Go!!!!!! She comes home this afternoon and I had been taking a nap. Get up and she is at the table doing her math homework from today. I looked over her Science and she had the entire thing DONE!! She didn't even have Science today, but she got it done while at school!!! Actually went to the teacher and told her she needed the makeup work! Way To Go!!!!! I told her that I was so proud of her for remembering for one, and getting it accomplished. Her little face just lit up like a Christmas tree!!! So worth it!!! That poor kid has had such a rough time of it and lacked so much in the way of praise before. Unfortunately, I told her she had to do the problems over that were the evens she missed the night before. She got right on it with no problem and tonight was done within about 20 mintues! by the way.. she is doing better in the eating department as well. She did help Uncle grill steaks tonight and she actually washed my plate and daughter's plate that were in the sink, which is NOT her responsibility to do, and put them in the dishwasher. Everyone rinses their own plates, cups, silverware, etc to put in the dishwasher. I think I am going to start keeping a diary of whether she seems to sleep well at night, good breakfast, good day at school, getting a snack right after school, etc.. to see if any of that is affecting her as far as time goes to get her work done. Tonight, she got right on it and was done within the hour! Last night, it was about 4 hours total with small breaks for dinner, snack, drinks, etc.. and she seemed to wander a lot and be off in another world, picking at cleaning out her ear, playing with the cats, pencil, Picking her lip, etc... several times I had to remind her to get back on task.