Ok I pick up the kids from school I let them unwind for about 30 mins. then give them a snack after they are done I get their stuff together to prepare for homework.
If they are watching television while I get stuff together somehow they get into whatever is on and I have a hard time pulling them away from the tv. I know I shouldn't let them watch tv but to buy some quick time for me to prepare for them.
Or I hear them say...Awww mom not yet wait til this is over or I can't do this I don't get it or I don't want to do this I mean I hear it all (I am sure you moms have too)
What to you do to avoid all this drama?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
I don't let my kids watch tv. Ever. Really. It makes it much easier. While you are getting snacks ready they can be picking up their rooms, getting their stuff ready for homework, or helping you make snacks. Something constructive. Make a no tv until homework is done rule. Keep the tv off while they are doing homework so they can't watch it while they are faking needing help. They won't like it but they will get over it.
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 AM on Sep. 25, 2009
Make a regular time 'homework time'. if the kids know that each day at say 4:30, they always sit down to do their homework, it will get much easier. if the have a favorite show the just cant miss (:D) find out the time and work around it.
let them know that you are prepared to work with them if they will work with you.
learning the discipline to do homework is so, so important, they are not just revising the work they do in class, they are learning valuable life lessons about self motivation, consistency and routine.
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