Do you force your child to sit in his/her room until it's done? Do you sit next to them & walk them through it? How do you deal?
DD is is 8 & in 2nd grade. I personally think she has WAY too much homeworke for her age. I had none in second grade, & still managed to learn a lot. Anyhow, she struggles VERY hard to focus on homework . If i let her do it alone, it won't get done. She'll sit there until bed time, no matter how much i tell her to get it done. I KNOW she knows how to do it, but she acts like she does not. SO, i eventually HAVE to sit next to her & walk her thoguth it. Which is what she wants. I feel like i lost the battle. How do you get your child to do their homework & actually do it peacfully? I'm going nuts here. Our whole house hold is now in a foul mood just because of DD's 2nd grade homework. Every one is overly frustrated, i don't get why she can't just get it done! She does work at school, why not home?
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 7:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by heatheryn at 7:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Phippsandrea at 7:36 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Are you POSITIVE your child can do the work on her own? IMO she's showing signs of struggle on the assignments. Maybe it would be best if you sat with her right away, and went over the assignment with her, putting her mind at ease about getting it done.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Tarinia at 7:39 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:47 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Answer by Pnukey at 7:53 PM on Mar. 25, 2010
Thanks pnuky. Dad seems to think that we should be training her to do it on her own, when i think sitting with her works better. All i know, is that it gets her to focus better. Dad thinks that i am not really helping, by helping. He thinks she should be able to do it on her own, so i get torn emotions about it. I will sit with her from now on though. If it works for us, then why not? I don't giver her the answers, so i don't see how that is a problem. Thanks guys!
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:04 PM on Mar. 25, 2010