Dawn - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
My 6 yr old girl is in 1st grade this year and I am having trouble getting her to sit still and try when she is at home. I have turned off tv, sent her sister upstairs, went into the kitchen and sat at the table with just the two of us. She doesn't even try to sound out her new words in books, or fidgets a lot when studying. I feel like she isn't trying because she wants mommy to give her the answers, so she don't have to think. She gets good remarks on the papers she does in class. I keep getting stressed and mad at her but I don't know how to have her act like she does in class when its time for homework. Thanks for any ideas.