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Homework Issues

Discussion in 'Schoolgoers & Teens' started by Ihavehope, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Ihavehope

    Ihavehope Silver IL'ite

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    Do any of you have issues with your kid not doing homework? If so, how do you handle the situation?
     
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  2. Angela123

    Angela123 Gold IL'ite

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    Sit with the kid and make her do it. Also, check with the kid to see what is the core problem of her not doing the work. Sometimes a little encouragement goes a long way!
     
  3. Vedhavalli

    Vedhavalli Finest Post Winner

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    1.Give atleast 1-2 hour gap after school.
    2.Make a chart of homework list on priority or interest of the child try to stick to it.
    3. Take tiny short breaks like 1-5 min in between each subject.
    4. Importantly you sit with kid without any phone, ipad tv kind of distractions.
    5. Reward small for every achievement. Like stickers, making craft or dancing together.
     
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  4. Rihana

    Rihana IL Hall of Fame

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    Depends on the child's age.

    At any age:
    - do not scold the child
    - do not shame the child
    - do not ask big questions like, "why do you not do homework?"
    - do not ask pointless questions like, "aren't you worried you will get a zero?" and "how many times do I have to tell you?"
    - do not bring up other issues in the homework time or talk.
    - speak calmly
    - if feeling frustrated or angry, take a break.
    - try to avoid yelling at the child
    - differentiate between trying to get the immediate homework done and trying to identify the root cause(s) of the behavior. At a given time, focus only on one of these two.
    - parents have to be on the same page about the approach to take. If one parent feels strongly about it and is yelling, scolding, ranting, it is better he mostly stays out of the issue.
    - always remember that one or two or even five zeros or a D grade is not the end of the world. Not in elementary school, not in high school, not even in college.
     
  5. Rihana

    Rihana IL Hall of Fame

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    Simple and powerful idea - Sit with the kid. Be nearby. A parent in the same room, quietly doing something (not on phone/iPad) can work wonders. It is difficult for the parent to just sit and be there when there's tons of work to be done.
     
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