Negotiations continue about piano lessons. I could hear bear pushing his luck with the teacher this morning. Bear is definitely putting in the minimum effort in the hope that I will give up. I am unimpressed.
The piano lessons could be a really good thing for him, giving him all sorts of benefits. He can manage them, but I don't know how much longer I will have the strength to keep him going (lots happening that isn't on here).
It is just the same with his reading books. I gave up trying to make him read at home when I listened to him working his way through a Children's Encyclopedia. His reading is fine, he just can't be bothered with the reading books. As school haven't complained yet I am letting him get away with it. For now. This position may change.
The battle for the homework will begin when bear gets home from The Entertainer sale (75% off this weekend). I am pushing it now, but when he gets to secondary school he will be on his own, and if he doesn't get it done and gets into trouble then that is his problem.
He isn't even a teenager yet!