my children are typical kids.
they do not want to go to B&M school
they do not want to log into TXVA and go to school
they do want to play video games online all day and read graphic novels all night.
anytime I suggest that they complete a lesson, they have some bodily function that must be attended to immediately,
I am hungry
I am thirsty
I have to go pee
I am tired
blah blah blah
no, they are not motivated, no threats do not make them do a good job
I have put restrictions on them, on their electronics, on their activities.
I even resorted to changing locations on Friday, first at the Library at a table
then at home at the table
finally after 8 hours, I gave up and let them be free.
If and when I find an answer I will take out an ad in the Washington Post or the Chicago Tribune, or the New York Times.
I did pay off the 5th grader for completing 7 hours of hard core nuclear science on Saturday with a Shonen Jump magazine yesterday.