how can you get your child to do their homework without fighting an getting upset?

Trudy - posted on 03/23/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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how you get your child who is 9 to do his homework without having a big row and getting upset?

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Amy - posted on 03/24/2012

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My son comes home from school, has a snack, maybe a little down time, before doing homework. It's about routine and expectations. If he gets frustrated, I send him to his room to collect himself. Maybe assign a given time to homework, i.e. 4:30 - 5:30. No playing with friends, video games, TV, etc. during that time. Also, if the work doesn't get done in that time, none of those things happen until it's all done.

Caroline - posted on 03/24/2012

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Hi I have the same problem with my 7 year old daughter. some times for every spelling she gets right I let her paint a different colour on my face! I only do one part have a little break, then change subjects as she gets frustrated and board so quickly. But alot of the time it all ends in tears i am afraid.

Amy - posted on 03/24/2012

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I'm with you on that one, the work my son does at school he gets top marks for, The only problem is getting him to do that work, at home or at school!! I can't help you with a solution (wish I could). The only thing that gets me any where is CONSTANT nagging, he gets there in the end. Good luck! : )

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Amy - posted on 03/24/2012

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Always remember super nanny has the advantage of editing! Plus we only see the children her "super powers" work on!!

Trudy - posted on 03/24/2012

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thanks ladies, im the same amy, we always end up falling out an when he doesnt want to listen he covers his ears, its got to the stage that to get the homework over quickly i sometimes give the answers, i know that i shouldnt and that he will never learn that way but it makes my life easier, i sometime think that i should start using super nanny tips and time out, but i think that he is too smart for that, but thanks again for all you help :-)

Trudy - posted on 03/23/2012

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thanks, im at my wits end lol, its not that he doesnt know how to do it, its just that he wont do it, but thanks.

Deidre - posted on 03/23/2012

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Everyone learns differently. My son learns by Large Movement. So if we are doing math, for example, we play dice, dominoes, or even jump rope and play four square. If the child thinks he's playing a game he does a lot better and is learning without knowing it. When we are reading books or his Social Studies packet, we orally discuss the story along the way. He is able to comprehend so much more when we take the time to go over details. In school, sometimes the teachers don't have the time for one on one. They have lots of kids and can't slow down for the ones who need more direction. Just give him lots of hugs and let him know you love him and are doing what you can to help him be successful in life. My son fell behind drastically and had practically given up at school. He acts up and he acts out at school. I have decided right now he may do a lot better with me at home doing an Online Program with the Public School. We will start this process in August of this year. Good luck, sweety. You are not alone :)

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