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How do I get my 2nd grade son to focus on his weekly homework? It really should only take 30 minutes to do his writing, and 30 minutes to do his math. Which I separate into two different nights. He has two younger brothers who don't have homework. He has a nice desk in his room where he can go and be away from distraction, but he tends to distract himself anyway. Sometimes I do it with him, or I remind him he can play once it is done, but he doesn't get it. Last night I resorted to threatening to take him out of school during the Valentine's party today if it wasn't done by 7:30. He got it done. I don't want to threaten him all the time though, but it seems to work for him. I welcome any other thoughts. This is my first year of having a child with regular homework demands that are actually independent work.