We have tried everything and I mean everything. We have been working for years with this problem. We now feel that it is not worth the tension in the family and are ready to call it quits. Most weekends we would love to take off and do something fun as a family but we wait and we wait for Collin to finish his work.
In elementary school we were able to see what work he had to do and to monitor whether it was done or not. Long ago we gave up on 'quality' work we just want it finished at least. Now in middle school I can't even figure out what work he has to do even if many of the teachers are using in-class. Ironically Collin gets mostly A's on his tests but his grade is lowered significantly because of the missing assignments. And the A's doesn't help him to understand why he needs to do the homework.
I would love to have some natural consequence when homework assignments are not turned in. A lower grade means nothing to Collin. And Mom harping on him isn't going to do it either.
You don't know how close I am ready to say, "OK no homework in this house, it's not worth it".
If you have ideas that worked with your family, I would love to hear about them.