The school has confirmed what I already know about my Yr 7 - but still only 11yr - DS. He is immature
We've been told he needs to exercise more self-control. I do totally agree - he gets distracted, chats (esp in lessons like art / drama etc), fidgets constantly, rolls around on the grass in PE etc. You can tell him to stop & he will, but within a few minutes he'll start again. I know how irritating this must be for his teachers (& classmates). I feel like I spend half my life nagging him about the same old stuff at home. And even mid-telling off, his eyes are either rolling or trying to look elsewhere...he just doesn't see much from outside his own viewpoint.
I would really like to help him 'accelerate his maturity' (yep, that's what they said). But I'm at a total loss as to what practical things I can do - continual nagging doesn't work.
Anyone got any bright ideas please? Or can anyone console me that I'm not alone?!