Do you require homework to be done right after school??
So today we did an experiment. After school I let her have her afternoon. Everyone else came in and did their homework my 5year old just because she can't wait and the other kids because they wanted computer time.
My 7 year old asked to go out side so I told her sure go have fun. she played on the swings and in the dirt and with the dogs and when the other kids finished homework they went out to play with her too. I called everyone in for dinner at 530 (woot on time and everything!) after dinner we had baths and did some reading and at 630 I sat her down and had her do her spelling and math. It was done in 15 minuets then we did her 15 minuets of math practice and she was done and still had time to watch some tv before bed time at 8.
Maybe today was a fluke but I'm going to try again tomorrow and see how it goes!