Daughter who is 9 & in 3rd grade, refuses to do homework unless i sit down next to her & i guess....cheer her on or something. The thing is, this homework is SUPER easy...she is even allowed to use a calculator. If she put her mind to it, it would be done in 15 minutes. I gave her 30 minutes to complete it on her own...and she did not. When i went in to check on her, she just started balling...begging me to sit there with her while she does her homework. I always sit there with her when it's difficult...but this is super-duper easy...she doesn't need help at all.
Now, this has turned into a battle of will. She is refusing to do homework unless I sit with her. I told her she can sit in her bedroom all night if it takes that long for her to do her homework. She is really upset...and yes...it's beginning to tug at my heart...but i feel like i need to stick to my punishment & make her stay in there until it's done....
Was it wrong of me to not sit with her while she do her homework? I got laundry to fold & dinner to start....
what would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on May. 9, 2011 in Tweens (9-12)
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