Q– My Daughter has not been wanting to do her homework lately and has been throwing fits about it….What can I do…Please help! Thanks! Sara–
A— Homework is often an issue in many homes. Good homework has meaningful purpose; doesn’t distract too much from children’s after school routines, and is interesting and varied. Fits are usually great avoidance behaviors and shouldn’t be allowed to achieve the desired results. However, a conversation and subsequent follow-through about homework worries and concerns is always recommended,
-Check with your child’s teacher about the nature and amount of homework that your child will receive. -Alert your child’s teacher to your child’s concerns, and try to find any underlying reasons or causes.
-If your child really struggles with the homework set, if possible establish with your child’s teacher a joint individual homework plan for your child over a short period of time.
-It’s important that teachers follow through with homework, as essentially it is a contract between the child and the teacher, and it’s not up to parents to ensure it’s done.
-Short burst of doing homework might help reluctant kids get it done.
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