When my sweet rooster just wants to start off in a daydream, dragging his feet at any idea to put paper to pencil, what is there to do?
I am going to bore it out of him. I love what Art Robinson said about letting a reluctant child sit in their seat for as long as it takes each day. It renews me, when my son just refuses. If it gets too bad, I send him to bed. I hope he goes to sleep, but mostly he forces himself to stay awake.
Reasoning? I tried telling him that his attitude is his only obstacle.
Punish it out of him.
There will be a week here and there, that nothing is going right with him. He just looses it. Most of the time it is just exhaustion. We might spend a few days of him going back and forth to bed and then we are done for a few weeks. And then we start again.
It mostly goes he is stubbornly defiant and reluctant. I send him to bed.
About 20 minutes goes by, he will ask to come out. I let him out and he is told to do his work. he will stare blankly at it. I wait about 15 minutes and send him back.
about an hour will go by and he will ask again. We will go through the same drama and he will be sent back.
Now this is when we begin the cycle of coming and going. Usually after the third time, I make him stay until dad gets home. sometimes I tell him 2 hours, I am always just in the hope that he will fall a sleep.
Once he gets about an hour of some afternoon ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzs. He will usually come in sit down and do some work. Usually.
He is easy to pick out when he is tired. The entire house will be screaming. He has those kind of magic powers.
This is what I can sometimes find him doing during his I will sit in bed days.
On days that it will be no use to sleep, I will typically bring his work to the room and I will work with him 20 minutes at a time through out the day. Doing this, works out very well.