Hi. I am new to this group, but really need advice on school issues with my 11th grade son. I have a lot to ask, but want to start with the most pressing issue. Should we give immediate consequences (taking away phone/electronics) for zeros on school work, or let things fall where they may until his report card? In the past, we have given consequences (which end up almost weekly) but he is begging us to let him handle it at this point. He wants to be completely on his own and in charge of his schooling. He doesn't want to accept help from his spec. ed. teachers, he does not want to use "tools" and systems he has been given to help stay on track, and he says he can handle it if everyone would let him do it himself. We have only had one week of school and he already has a zero. School work always becomes an explosive battle. I feel like we are forcing him through. So the specific question is... do we enforce no zeros, or let it go and leave it up to him to fail or not fail at this point. He is 17 with adhd and odd. Thanks.