Hello Ladies, experienced moms. How can I help my 7 years old first grader to excel in studies ..? She is not at all interested in going to school and study .. She tells every time am bored .. Every morning is like war from waking up,taking bath, brushing teeth, combing , wearing clothes, breakfast, put on shoes.. She will not do anything on her own I have to push scream and shout to do that .. She doesn't care if we are out of time get a tardy. After coming home just watches TV for hours. If I ask her to take bath or clean hands change clothes she cries and asks for food .. If I give food she takes her own sweet time to eat for 2 hours sitting in front of TV and then says am sleepy and goes to bed .. so she skips taking bath brushing teeth .. No discipline at all.. I tried to tell her explain her everything how important it is to stay hygienic she cries and goes to dad ( he says just leave her she will do when she wants .. she never does that ) .. she is not completing work at school so they sent the book home to finish it .. When I ask her the reason for not finishing it she comes up with some story like other girls are disturbing me making me to talk so am out of time .. Every time same reason .. I told her to go to other table and finish the work still no use .. she is below average on reading comprehension skills not sure about these levels how all other kids are .. She will not go any classes outside .. but goes to art class in school .. stays in school from 7.15 to 5.30 .. am really frustrated by her performance .. more that her studies am worried about the discipline.. she doesnt care mom or dad .. cries for everything .. how can I help my kid to study well .. do I need to enroll her in math classes like kumon .. Can I use online websites like IXL or khan academy buy membership and make her study on ipad. how to improve her comprehension skills .? how to discipline her..? my loosing patience because she wont get ready to school on time .. I have tried reducing my exceptions on her studies .. I am studios mom is almost illiterate never got brand new bag or books .. No private classes but excelled in studies .. It gives me really lot of pain when am providing her everything needed ( frankly more then what they needed ) what is problem in studying ..? How she is going to succeed in future .. I know she is 7 years only but if the basics/foundation is not strong how can she pickup in later .. 3 times got a note from teacher for not completing the work and not listening and yelling .. Her only interests are watch TV, eat food when hungry,go out and play with friends and sleep for long time .. FYI I have a 3 years old also at home ..