Although this is a school issue, I'm posting it here because I see it more as a 'mom' thing. My Jeannie has never liked math. She does fine with it, so the problem she thinks she has with it is all in her head. And I can't pry it out. Math time is an unending chore here. Jeannie will refuse to work, pretend she doesn't understand, and will actually sit there two hours or more, staring at the page. The only time she'll stay on task is if I sit there, too, which I refuse to do. I normally read up on our next things, or go do some house work. I'm never far, if she really did need help. Math is the only subject she does this with. I've tried punishments- taking away a game system-and I've tried rewards for getting done sooner. I need to break this cycle, or I will consider school next year. I'm sick of dreading our school day. Thanks for any advice.