I don't know what to do anymore. My son is failing the 2nd grade and is in grave danger of repeating the same grade again. I am posting everywhere I can to get help. Here's some background. I decided to move my son to a new school this school year because I was not pleased with his last school. He had been attending his last school since he was in pre-school. Second grade year, I decided to try a different school. He struggles in the beginning. I think it has a lot to do with the curriculum. The school is a little bit more advanced than his last school. His teacher and I meet and I make some minor adjustments thinking that would be okay. He gets his first report card: 60's in math, reading, langauge arts. Low 70's in other subjects. Nothing over an 80. I am more than shocked and dissappointed. His teacher, and I and the assit principal meet. I explain my situation: single parent, working full time, school full time, internship, home by 8 or 9 @ night, son to bed by 10 or 11. Yes I know now my schedule was crazy but at the time, I didn't think it was bad. I tried to go to Sylvan but they wanted me to drop a down payment on a house; 6K+. Well to make this a little shorter, I've purchased workbooks, adjusted his bedtime, his teacher has tried as she has stated to give him more time and work with him a little more but he is just not getting it. I have a meeting coming up with his teacher on this coming Friday. I have a couple of questions on my list to ask but you guys being teachers, what should I inquire about. The school year is just about up and his grades are only dropping further. I have scheduled an appointment with his pedi to test for any learning difficulties but I really don't think that is what it is. I am hiring a tutor now. Before I didn't have the money and the school stated that they didn't have any tutors available. I got the slight feeling from out last meeting that I was being told to do it on my own; we've done all we can. I've cried my eyes out over this and so has my son. When I asked what suggestions they had for me to do on my end, they really had none! I'm not a teacher. I don't know how to teach him to understand something. I have so little time as it is. I don't expect the teacher to do everything but give me a bone here! Tell me where to go, what resources you have in place, any tips you can give me to help him out. They had nothing for me and I almost feel as if they want me to take him out of their school! Please help me with anything. I'm going so far as to change his diet, music he listens to, giving him chores, more physical activity, dietary supplements, ANYTHING!