I know how frustrating it is: how hard can it be to sit still? For a child with a concentration problem, the answer is: incredibly difficult. His brain is not blocking out all the activities going on around him like yours does: the fly crawling over the book, the dogs barking, a lawnmower down the street - all these things are fighting for his attention as much as his homework is. An added difficulty is most schools expect all children to write neatly, it is a skill we should all learn, I admit. However, when so much energy is going in to making things neat, there is not much left to do any thinking. The first step to take is to stop screaming at him, and I know you know this; it does not help him and it does not make you feel any better. The next step is to see an educational psychologist for advice on how to keep him motivated to try his best. Something that may help is to let him get up after 10/15 minutes of homework and run to the bottom of the garden and back again, to sit down and work for another 10/15 minutes. This activity break should enable him to concentrate better as it is for a shorter time; he also gets the opportunity to move around which reduces any fidgeting and gives his hand the time to rest.
All the best.
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