My son is in 1st grade and he's very smart, but it's 8:00 and he just finally finished his homework!!!!!!!!! Because he just doesn't want to do it, he doesn't need my help so that's not the problem, he yells at me for thinking he needs help. I've tried making him do it as soon as he walks though the door, still takes this long. I've tried letting him play with his friends outside first. I've tried a snack and then straight to homework. His two other siblings suffer because of it because they can't go anywhere or do anything because we ahve to be there with him while he doesn't do his homework! I'm going insane and I feel bad because I don't see him all day because he's at school but then when he's home I have to fight with him the whole time. Any suggestions or ideas? Thanks so much!Answer Question
Asked by Rachel24517 at 8:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 inLevel 16 (2,548 Credits)
Answer by RoostersMom4 at 8:12 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
For a 1st grader, I would have him show you what homework he has for the night. Then have him set a goal of how much time it should take him to do the work. Ex.- 20 minutes for reading homework, 15 for math homework, etc. This will help him see what needs to be done and how long it should take. If you have too sit with him while he does his homework and make sure he does it as soon as he gets home from school before he does anything else. Once he sees that he can't play outside or play games until he gets his work done, he will do what he has to in order to do those things.
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