My 11 yr old did a small amount of math work, an even smaller amount of English. Work that if I sat down and took my time at, I would be done in about 30-40 minutes tops.
She started working at 9 am.... I keep feeling like I'm cattle prodding her along. It was 1:00 and I made her give ME a break and take her little sister outside for a bit while I made (a late) lunch and got baby down for a nap.
I've tried everything, but at 11, she has to have her hand held and me teaching her everything. If she has to make an effort on her own... it just doesn't get done. No matter what I do. Discipline to rewards, timers to responsibility charts... etc.
Everything works once or twice and then she hates whatever the proceedure is and refuses to do it.