Having a hard time with homework

Carmen Ivelisse - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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How do you help a five year old with her homework when they are being stubborn and believe they know everything?

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my 4 year old just started kindergarten and its only her 4 day but she thinks it is funny to scribble on her homework and not do it what should take 5-10 is taking 40 mins when she wants to do it she dose great it is just tracing numbers and letters then doing them with out tracing

Carmen Ivelisse - posted on 09/19/2009

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Thank you for all your input. I am going to try each suggestion and see wish one will work for Brianna!

Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2009

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I can not stress enough the magic of charts and positive reenforcement. Have colorful poster board with each day of the week and let her put stickers on each day she does her homework and does not give you a hard time. Ask her why she is getting the sticker and let her know how wonderful she is if she does her homework willing. Then have a prize chart. For every two stickers she gets to pick off the prize chart. I have a 9 year old so my prizes are for an older child, but we use 30 minutes of WII time, having her nails painted, getting to use moms perfume..etc.

Lacey - posted on 09/18/2009

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My now 8 yr old did that too. We ended up making it a game. Kind of a compition. I would try her homework and purposely get it wrong so she could "out smart" me. She really got a kick out of being "smarter" than her mom! Ego is easy to work with if you can challenge it in a positive way. Good luck!

Rachel - posted on 09/18/2009

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Oh to joys of 5 year olds... First thing, Keep It FUN. I know that may sound ridiculous but if you keep them laughing, then they are learning. Try lots of repetition and remember, One Day at a Time. Use every opportunity as a teaching one.

Kristina - posted on 09/18/2009

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Being a teacher, I always try to make learning fun & interesting!!! If I act interested in learning & the activity at hand, I've noticed my students are more willing to participate!!! Try being silly; sing songs, talk in silly voices, and always attempt to make the assignment about your child.....come down to his or her own world!!! Good luck!!!

TaraLovinJahzariah - posted on 09/18/2009

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just sit there and be calm with them but show them how their answer is wrong and show them how you got the right answer

Anastasia - posted on 09/18/2009

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Or you can try making it fun. Try using toys or snacks. "I want one cookie and you want two cookies, so how many do I need?" That kind of thing. Works for my son. =)

Rachel - posted on 09/18/2009

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let her do it her own way! She wont believe you know anything until someone else points it out to her! remember according to kids mums are silly but the rest of the world is not! Let her learn a tough lesson and that is "hey sometimes mums know best"

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